Comments on "Proving Reliability of Anonymous Information in VANETs" by Kounga et al.

L. Chen, Siaw-Lynn Ng

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Three vehicle-to-vehicle communication schemes by
Kounga et al. were recently published
in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology to address the issues
of certificate management, scalability and privacy.
We present a number of attacks on one of the schemes. Our result shows that,
contrary to what is claimed, this scheme does not provide
the following four security features: authenticity of a message,
privacy of drivers and vehicles, reliability of distributed
information, and revocation of illegitimate vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1505
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Vehicular communication
  • Authentication
  • Anonymity

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