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Avoiding Man-in-the-Middle Attacks When Verifying Public Terminals

  • Gergely Alpár
  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 375)

Abstract

An individual who intends to engage in sensitive transactions using a public terminal such as an ATM needs to trust that (a) all communications are indeed carried out with the intended terminal, (b) such communications are confidential, and (c) the terminal’s integrity is guaranteed. Satisfying such requirements prevents man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdropping.

We have analysed several existing transaction schemes and concluded that they tend not to meet all requirements during the entire transaction. We propose a new, generic protocol that provides (a) optional terminal identification, (b) key establishment, and (c) customisable integrity assurance.

Keywords

Mobile Phone Secure Channel Trust Platform Module Personal Device Malicious Software 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gergely Alpár
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.TNOThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ICIS Digital SecurityRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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