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Provably Secure Three-Party Authenticated Quantum Key Distribution Protocols

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3 Author(s)
Tzonelih Hwang ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan ; Kuo-Chang Lee ; Chuan-Ming Li

This work presents quantum key distribution protocols (QKDPs) to safeguard security in large networks, ushering in new directions in classical cryptography and quantum cryptography. Two three-party QKDPs, one with implicit user authentication and the other with explicit mutual authentication, are proposed to demonstrate the merits of the new combination, which include the following: 1) security against such attacks as man-in-the-middle, eavesdropping and replay; 2) efficiency is improved as the proposed protocols contain the fewest number of communication rounds among existing QKDPs; and 3) two parties can share and use a long-term secret (repeatedly). To prove the security of the proposed schemes, this work also presents a new primitive called the unbiased-chosen basis (UCB) assumption

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Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 1 )