Title: A provably secure pairing-free anonymous handover authentication protocol for mobile wireless networks

Authors: Sunday Oyinlola Ogundoyin

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract: To address the limitations in the existing anonymous handover authentication (AHA) protocols, we propose a novel certificateless-based public key cryptography (CL-PKC) AHA protocol using elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The protocol can achieve all the security requirements of AHA protocol and provide countermeasure against privilege escalation. The beauty of our protocol is that it is autonomous, where nodes only need to contact the authentication server (AS) once for pseudonym set and thereafter they can renew their pseudonyms on their own. The formal protocol analysis shows that the protocol achieves mutual authentication and session key establishment. Moreover, we show that the protocol is secure in the random oracle model based on elliptic curve discrete logarithm assumption (DLA). The performance evaluation demonstrates that the proposed AHA protocol is very efficient in terms of computation cost and communication overhead than related protocols.

Keywords: mobile wireless networks; MWNs; cryptography; elliptic curve discrete logarithm assumption; certificateless; anonymous handover authentication; AHA; autonomous.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2020.10024257

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2020 Vol.18 No.5, pp.509 - 539

Received: 27 Mar 2018
Accepted: 01 Apr 2019

Published online: 30 Sep 2020 *

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