Simultaneous Authentication of Equals: A Secure, Password-Based Key Exchange for Mesh Networks

@article{Harkins2008SimultaneousAO,
  title={Simultaneous Authentication of Equals: A Secure, Password-Based Key Exchange for Mesh Networks},
  author={Dan Harkins},
  journal={2008 Second International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (sensorcomm 2008)},
  year={2008},
  pages={839-844}
}
  • D. Harkins
  • Published 25 August 2008
  • Computer Science
  • 2008 Second International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (sensorcomm 2008)
We propose a simple protocol for authentication using only a password. The result of the protocol is a cryptographically strong shared secret for securing other data - e.g. network communication. SAE is resistant to passive attack, active attack, and dictionary attack. It provides a secure alternative to using certificates or when a centralized authority is not available. It is a peer-to-peer protocol, has no asymmetry, and supports simultaneous initiation. It is therefore well-suited for use… 

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