Analysis and enhancement of SSL based UMTS authentication protocol

AL-AMIRA, O., YOUSEF, S. and AL-KHAYATT, S. (2010). Analysis and enhancement of SSL based UMTS authentication protocol. In: 7th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2010, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 21-23 July 2010. 295-299.

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    In this paper a new authentication protocol is proposed and analyzed, performance analysis and bandwidth consumption comparison is achieved. The proposed protocol uses digital certificates public key infrastructure and Secure Socket Layer SSL symmetric key generation schemes to generate ciphering key and integrity key. In the proposed protocol International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) is sent encrypted while it is sent in plaintext in AKA. The proposed protocol does not use authentication vectors, and instead it sends messages between network entities encrypted using their public keys. A fluid mobility model is used to investigate the performance and signaling messages between entities in both protocols. Analysis showed a big enhancement in signaling traffic and bandwidth in the proposed protocol. © 2010 IEEE

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
    Page Range: 295-299
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 12:00
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 08:45

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