Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/527

Cryptanalysis of a recent two factor authentication scheme

Michael Scott

Abstract: Very recently a scheme has been proposed by Wang and Ma for a robust smart-card based password authentication scheme, which claims to be secure against a Smart Card security breach. In this short note we attempt an initial cryptanalysis of this scheme.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols /

Date: received 6 Sep 2012

Contact author: mike scott at certivox com

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