Improved Extensible Authentication Protocol Using Only a Password
draft-harkins-eap-pwd-prime-00

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Abstract

Passwords are a popular form of credential for user authentication. EAP-pwd (RFC 5931) is a popular method of performing secure password authenticaiton. EAP-pwd requires a secret element in a finite cyclic group, unfortunately the technique it uses to derive this secret is open to timing and cache attacks. This improved version, EAP-pwd', uses a different technique to derive the secret element which is resistant to timing and cache attacks.

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Dan Harkins (dharkins@lounge.org)

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