%0 Journal Article
	%A Stefan Rass
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 12, 2007
	%T A method of Authentication for Quantum Networks
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14524
	%V 12
	%X Quantum cryptography offers a way of key agreement,
which is unbreakable by any external adversary. Authentication is
of crucial importance, as perfect secrecy is worthless if the identity
of the addressee cannot be ensured before sending important information.
Message authentication has been studied thoroughly, but no
approach seems to be able to explicitly counter meet-in-the-middle
impersonation attacks. The goal of this paper is the development of
an authentication scheme being resistant against active adversaries
controlling the communication channel. The scheme is built on top
of a key-establishment protocol and is unconditionally secure if built
upon quantum cryptographic key exchange. In general, the security
is the same as for the key-agreement protocol lying underneath.
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