Title: An enhancement of ECC-based session initiation protocol

Authors: Rahul Kumar; Mridul K. Gupta; Saru Kumari

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India ' Department of Mathematics, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India ' Department of Mathematics, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India

Abstract: Session initiation protocol (SIP) is the most prominent signalling scheme for controlling, establishing, maintaining and terminating communications on the internet. Many researchers are working to create strong protocols for secure communication using SIP. Tu et al. (2014) proposed an improved authentication protocol for session initiation protocol. They show that their scheme can resist a number of security attacks. However, we find that their protocol suffers from inefficient login phase, inefficient password update phase, impersonation attack and unable to keep the user anonymity. To make all these types of attacks ineffective, we present a very efficient scheme for SIP. Security investigation of the proposed scheme shows that our scheme can make all the shortcomings of Tu et al.'s scheme as ineffective.

Keywords: session initiation protocol; SIP; elliptic curve cryptography; impersonation attack; inefficient login phase; user anonymity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2021.10035682

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2021 Vol.11 No.2, pp.193 - 208

Received: 14 Sep 2019
Accepted: 27 Nov 2019

Published online: 16 Feb 2021 *

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