Provably Secure Three-Party Authenticated Quantum Key Distribution Protocols

@article{Hwang2007ProvablyST,
  title={Provably Secure Three-Party Authenticated Quantum Key Distribution Protocols},
  author={Tzonelih Hwang and Kuo-Chang Lee and Chuan-Ming Li},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing},
  year={2007},
  volume={4}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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