Efficient handover authentication with user anonymity and untraceability for mobile cloud computing

Xu Yang, Xinyi Huang, Joseph Liu

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    Various wireless communication technologies have been generated and deployed on account of mass requirements. These enable cloud computing with integration with mobility and Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) becomes the trend of future generation computing paradigm. In this paper, we address a challenging issue of MCC technology-security and privacy of the handover process. We propose a new design of handoff authentication for heterogeneous mobile cloud networks, which provides user anonymity and untraceability. Compared with previous protocols, our proposed mechanism achieves comprehensive features of universality, robust security and efficiency.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)190-195
    Number of pages6
    JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016


    • Efficiency
    • Handover authentication
    • Mobile cloud computing
    • Security
    • Untraceability
    • User anonymity

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