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International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering - CSEE 2014

NS-AKA: An Improved and Efficient AKA Protocol for 3G (UMTS) Networks

Author(s) : NARENDRA S. CHAUDHARI   , NEETESH SAXENA   

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an improved and efficient AKA protocol named “NS-AKA” to prevent the 3G UMTS networks from various attacks like man-in-the-middle attack, redirection attack, replay attack and active attacks in the corrupted UMTS networks. This protocol completely eliminates the need of synchronization between a mobile station and its home network, and protects the actual identity of each user in the networks, (i.e., IMSI) by generating a temporary identity for each user during the authentication. The NS-AKA protocol generates minimum communication and computation overheads compared to UMTS-AKA, S-AKA, AP-AKA, and EURASIP-AKA protocols. On an average the NS-AKA protocol reduces 67% of the bandwidth consumption during the authentication process as compare to UMTS-AKA, which is the maximum reduction of bandwidth by any AKA protocol referred in the paper.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering - CSEE 2014
Conference Date(s) : 08-09 March, 2014
Place : Hotel G Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-000-2-74
Page(s) : 220 - 224
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-000-2
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