• Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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Secure MAC address-based Authentication on X.509 v3 Certificate in Group Communication


Sung-Hyuck Hong, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 69-78, Aug. 2008
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Keywords: Access Controls, authentication, internet security

Abstract

I propose adding users’Media Access Control (MAC) addresses to standard X.509 certificates to provide more secure authentication. The MAC address can be added by the issuing Certification Authority (CA) to the "extensions" section of the X.509 certificate. I demonstrate that when two users with MAC address information on their digital certificates communicate, the MAC address on the first user’s certificate can be easily verified by the second user. In this way, security can be improved without markedly degrading system performance and the level of initial trust between participants in virtual communities will be improved.


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Cite this article
[APA Style]
Sung-Hyuck Hong (2008). Secure MAC address-based Authentication on X.509 v3 Certificate in Group Communication. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 9(4), 69-78.

[IEEE Style]
S. Hong, "Secure MAC address-based Authentication on X.509 v3 Certificate in Group Communication," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 69-78, 2008.

[ACM Style]
Sung-Hyuck Hong. 2008. Secure MAC address-based Authentication on X.509 v3 Certificate in Group Communication. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 9, 4, (2008), 69-78.