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Protocol of secure key distribution using Hash Functions and Quantum Authenticated channels (KDP-6DP)

Majeed, Mohammed Munther A and Al-Khateeb, Khalid A. Saeed and Wahiddin, Mohamed Ridza and Saeb, Magdy M. (2010) Protocol of secure key distribution using Hash Functions and Quantum Authenticated channels (KDP-6DP). Journal of Computer Science, 6 (10). pp. 1123-1129. ISSN 1549-3636

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Abstract

Problem statement: In previous researches, we investigated the security of communication channels, which utilizes authentication, key distribution between two parties, error corrections and cost establishment. In the present work, we studied new concepts of Quantum Authentication (QA) and sharing key according to previous points. Approach: This study presented a new protocol concept that allows the session and key generation on-site by independently applying a cascade of two hash functions on a random string of bits at the sender and receiver sides. This protocol however, required a reliable method of authentication. It employed an out-of-band authentication methodology based on quantum theory, which uses entangled pairs of photons. Results: The proposed quantum authenticated channel is secure in the presence of eavesdropper who has access to both the classical and the quantum channels. Conclusion/Recommendations: The key distribution process using cascaded hash functions provides better security. The concepts presented by this protocol represent a valid approach to the communication security problem.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3475/5437
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quantum Authentication Process (QAP), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Key Distribution Process (KDP)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Khalid A. S. Al-Khateeb
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2011 23:26
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5437

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