Indexed on: 01 Sep '05Published on: 01 Sep '05Published in: Journal of Electronics (China)
In 1999, Seo and Sweeney proposed a simple authenticated key agreement protocol that was designed to act as a Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol with user authentication. Various attacks on this protocol are described and enhanced in the literature. Recently, Ku and Wang proposed an improved authenticated key agreement protocol, where they asserted the protocol could withstand the existing attacks. This paper shows that Ku and Wang’s protocol is still vulnerable to the modification attack and presents an improved authenticated key agreement protocol to enhance the security of Ku and Wang’s protocol. The protocol has more efficient performance by replacing exponentiation operations with message authentication code operations.