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Spontaneous mobile device authentication based on sensor data

Mayrhofer, Rene and Gellersen, Hans (2008) Spontaneous mobile device authentication based on sensor data. Information Security Technical Report, 13 (3). pp. 136-150. ISSN 1363-4127

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Abstract

Small, mobile devices or infrastructure devices without user interfaces, such as Bluetooth headsets, wireless LAN access points, or printers, 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. In this article, we describe three different authentication methods for device-to-device authentication based on sensor data from various physical out-of-band channels: shaking devices together, authentication based on spatial reference, and transmission via visible laser.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Information Security Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spontaneous interaction ; Authentication ; Device pairing ; Ubiquitous computing ; Mobile computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57649
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2012 11:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 02:43
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57649

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