Vulnerability of "a novel protocol-authentication ruling out a man-in-the middle attack in quantum cryptograhphy"

Author(s): M. Peev, C. Pacher, T. Lorünser, M. Nölle, A. Poppe, A. Zeilinger

Journal: International Journal of Quantum Information

Volume: 7

Page(s): 1401-1407

Year: 2009

DOI Number: 10.1142/S0219749909005754

Link: Link to publication


In this paper we review and comment on "A novel protocol-authentication algorithm ruling out a man-in-the-middle attack in quantum cryptography", [M. Peev et al., Int. J. Quant. Inform., 3, 225, (2005)]. In particular, we point out that the proposed primitive is not secure when used in a generic protocol, and needs additional authenticating properties of the surrounding quantum-cryptographic protocol.


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