Title: A secure and robust smart card-based remote user authentication scheme

Authors: Katayon Dowlatshah; Mojtaba Alizadeh; Mehrdad Ahmadzadeh Raji; Ehab Nabiel Alkhanak

Addresses: Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar, Iran ' Computer Engineering Department, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran ' Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar, Iran ' School of Information and Communication Technology, Help University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: In the new era of technology, smart cards play a critical role in economic and social interactions. Security vulnerabilities of these smart cards are the main concern for many users as well as researchers. Authentication has been used as one of the basic security solution to protect the data from unauthorised access. In recent years, smart card-based password authentication has gotten more attention by researchers. This paper reviews different smart card authentication methods and proposes an improved authentication method to cover existing security weaknesses including security of verification. Finally, the proposed method is analysed and compared to the related works.

Keywords: smart card; authentication; impersonation; server; session key.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2020.107074

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2020 Vol.10 No.3, pp.255 - 267

Received: 19 Mar 2018
Accepted: 02 May 2018

Published online: 04 May 2020 *

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