A novel user's authentication scheme for pervasive on-line media services

Neng Wen Wang, Han Chieh Chao, Ing Yi Chen, Yueh Min Huang

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Due to the explosive growth of the Internet and the pervasion of multimedia, protection of intellectual property (IP) rights of digital content in transactions induces people's concerns. Current security requirements and copyright protection mechanisms especially need to work in real-time and on-line for communication and networking. For media service systems in the Internet, user's authentication is most essential in association with the access control of the media system. The authentication scheme is a trivial but crucial issue for maintaining user's information. Up to now, many one-time password-based authentication schemes have been proposed. However, none is secure enough. The purpose of a one-time password (OTP) is to make it more difficult to gain unauthorized access to restricted resources. Traditionally static passwords can more easily be obtained by an unauthorized intruder given enough attempts and time. By constantly altering the password, as is done with a one-time password, this risk can be greatly reduced. These schemes are specially fit for media services in the Internet since they will frustrate the attacker's attempt. Lin, Shen and Hwang proposed a strong-password authentication scheme in association with one-time password by using smart cards, and claimed their scheme can resist guess attack, replay attack, impersonation attack and stolen attack. Later, Ku, Tsai, and Chen showed that Lin-Shen-Hwang's scheme suffers from a replay attack and a denial-of-service attack. Furthermore, Ku proposed a hash-based strong-password authentication scheme to enhance the security. In this paper, we show the weaknesses and devise some attacks against Ku's scheme. Then, we revise Ku's scheme and propose a novel user's authentication scheme in pervasive on-line media services for current communication and networking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalTelecommunication Systems
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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