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Robust One-time Password Authentication Scheme using Smart Card for Home Network Environment

Vaidya, B. ; Park, J. P. ; Yeo, S. Y. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

Computer Communications Vol. 34, Nº 3, pp. 326 - 336, March, 2011.

ISSN (print): 0140-3664
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Journal Impact Factor: 0,884 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.comcom.2010.03.013

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Due to the exponential growth of the Internet users and wireless devices, interests on home networks have been enormously increased in recent days. In digital home networks, home services including remote access and control to home appliances as well as services offered by service providers are alluring. However, the remote control services cause digital home networks to have various security threats. Hence, for digital home networks, robust security services, especially remote user authentication, should be considered. This paper presents a robust and efficient authentication scheme based on strong-pass- word approach to provide secure remote access in digital home network environments. The proposed scheme uses lightweight computation modules including hashed one-time password and hash-chaining technique along with low-cost smart card technology. It aims to satisfy several security requirements including stolen smart card attack and forward secrecy with lost smart card as well as functional requirements including no verification table and no time synchronization. Comparing with the existing representative schemes, it can be validated that the proposed scheme is more robust authentication mechanism having better security properties. We have conducted formal verification of the proposed scheme.