Author(s): Hassan Jameel Asghar, Shujun Li, Ron Steinfeld, Josef Pieprzyk

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Date: 24 Apr 2013

Document Type: Presentations

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013


At NDSS 2012, Yan et al. proposed a generic statistical attack on counting-based authentication protocols. However, they did not give details of any fixes against this attack barring a few suggestions. We generalize this attack with a much more comprehensive theoretical analysis, and propose two fixes to make counting-based protocols practically safe against the attack at the cost of usability.