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Enhanced three-factor security protocol for consumer USB mass storage devices

He, D., Kumar, N., Lee, J.-H. and Sherratt, R. S. (2014) Enhanced three-factor security protocol for consumer USB mass storage devices. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 60 (1). pp. 30-37. ISSN 0098-3063

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2014.6780922


The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an extremely popular interface standard for computer peripheral connections and is widely used in consumer Mass Storage Devices (MSDs). While current consumer USB MSDs provide relatively high transmission speed and are convenient to carry, the use of USB MSDs has been prohibited in many commercial and everyday environments primarily due to security concerns. Security protocols have been previously proposed and a recent approach for the USB MSDs is to utilize multi-factor authentication. This paper proposes significant enhancements to the three-factor control protocol that now makes it secure under many types of attacks including the password guessing attack, the denial-of-service attack, and the replay attack. The proposed solution is presented with a rigorous security analysis and practical computational cost analysis to demonstrate the usefulness of this new security protocol for consumer USB MSDs.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:36555
Uncontrolled Keywords:Authentication, Consumer Storage, Mass Storage Device, USB.


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