Anonymous authentication with unlinkability for wireless environments

Li Kun, Xiu Anna, He Fei, Dong Hoon Lee

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With the development of wireless networks and the use of mobile devices, mobile user's privacy issue is becoming more and more important. In order to protect mobile user's privacy, the previous works in the literature mainly considered anonymous authentication of mobile users. Unfortunately anonymity only is not sufficient to guarantee the intended privacy if messages are identified to belong to one specific user. In this paper, we propose an anonymous authentication scheme with unlinkability for wireless environments. The analysis results show that all the previous anonymous schemes are linkable while our scheme is anonymous and unlinkable. The scheme is still efficient when compared with the previous schemes providing anonymity only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-541
Number of pages6
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 25


  • Anonymity
  • Authentication
  • Key agreement
  • Security
  • Unlinkability
  • Wireless environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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