Secure communication in a wireless system or end-to-end communication requires setup of a shared secret. This shared secret can be obtained by the use of a public key cryptography system. The most widely used algorithm to obtain a shared secret is the Diffie–Hellman algorithm. However, this algorithm suffers from the Man-in-the-Middle problem; an attacker can perform an eavesdropping attack listen to the communication between participants A and B. Other algorithms as for instance ECMQV (Elliptic Curve Menezes Qo Vanstone) can handle this problem but is far more complex and slower because the algorithm is a three-pass algorithm whereas the Diffie–Hellman algorithm is a simple two-pass algorithm. Using standard cryptographic modules as AES and HMAC the purposed algorithm, Secure Plain Diffie–Hellman Algorithm, solves the Man-in-the-Middle problem and maintain its advantage from the plain Diffie–Hellman algorithm. Also the possibilities of replay attacks are solved by use of a timestamp.
|Journal||Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|