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Cryptanalysis of two password authenticated key exchange protocols based on RSA

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2 Author(s)
Tianjie Cao ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., China Univ. of Mining & Technol., Xuzhou ; Dongdai Lin

In 2002, Zhu et al. proposed a password-based authenticated key exchange protocol based on RSA. Many researchers pointed out that Zhu et al.'s protocol is vulnerable to off-line dictionary attack. In 2003, Yeh et al. proposed an improved protocol. Recently, Lo and Yang-Wang pointed out that Yeh et al.'s improved protocol is also vulnerable to offline dictionary attack. To avoid this weakness existed in Yeh et al.'s protocol, Lo and Yang-Wang proposed two improved protocols. However, in this letter, we show that the Lo protocol is vulnerable to an active off-line dictionary attack and the Yang-Wang protocol is vulnerable to a passive off-line dictionary attack

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Communications Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 8 )