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Shake well before use: Authentication based on Accelerometer Data

Mayrhofer, Rene and Gellersen, Hans (2007) Shake well before use: Authentication based on Accelerometer Data. In: Proc. Pervasive 2007: 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing. Springer-Verlag,, pp. 144-161.

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    Abstract

    Small, mobile devices without user interfaces, such as Bluetooth headsets, often need to communicate securely over wireless networks. Active attacks can only be prevented by authenticating wireless communication, which is problematic when devices do not have any a priori information about each other. We introduce a new method for device-to-device authentication by shaking devices together. This paper describes two protocols for combining cryptographic authentication techniques with known methods of accelerometer data analysis to the effect of generating authenticated, secret keys. The protocols differ in their design, one being more conservative from a security point of view, while the other allows more dynamic interactions. Three experiments are used to optimize and validate our proposed authentication method.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Additional Information: Awarded best Pervasive 2007 paper
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12925
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 16:01
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:21
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12925

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