Cryptanalysis of a remote user authentication scheme using smart cards

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-993
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000


In this paper, we present a cryptanalysis of a remote user authentication scheme proposed by Hwang and Li. We show that Hwang-Li's scheme is breakable. A legitimate user can impersonate other legal users and pass the system authentication.