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
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.Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.5050