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Issue No.03 - March (2008 vol.41)
pp: 59-65
Rolf Oppliger , eSECURITY Technologies
Ralf Hauser , PrivaSphere AG
David Basin , ETH Zurich
ABSTRACT
Overall, transport layer security with session-aware user authentication offers a promising approach to solving man-in-the-middle attack problems by leveraging the legacy authentication mechanisms and systems that the general public has become accustomed to using.
INDEX TERMS
man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, security, user authentication, SSL/TLS protocols
CITATION
Rolf Oppliger, Ralf Hauser, David Basin, "SSL/TLS Session-Aware User Authentication", Computer, vol.41, no. 3, pp. 59-65, March 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.98
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