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Providing Efficient Certification Services against Active Attacks in Ad Hoc Networks
Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference: Phoenix, Arizona, April 7-9, 2005
  • Bo ZHU, National University of Singapore
  • Guilin WANG, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Zhiguo WAN, National University of Singapore
  • Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore
  • Feng BAO, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Robert H. DENG, Singapore Management University
Alternative Title
Providing Robust Certification Services against Active Attacks in Ad Hoc Networks
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Version
Preprint
Publication Date
4-2005
Abstract
Most of previous research work in key management can only resist passive attacks, such as dropping the certificate request, and are vulnerable under active attacks, such as returning a fake reply to the node requesting the certification service. In this paper, we propose two algorithms to address both security and efficiency issues of certification services in ad hoc networks. Both of the algorithms can resist active attacks. In addition, simulation results show that, compared to the previous works, our second algorithm is not only much faster in a friendly environment, but it also works well in a hostile environment in which existing schemes work poorly. Furthermore, the process of generating partial certificates in our second algorithm is extremely fast. Such advantage is critical in ad-hoc networks where by nature the less help a node requests from its neighbors, the higher is the chance of obtaining the help. Consequently, using our second algorithm, a node can easily find enough neighboring nodes which provide the certification service.
Keywords
  • Active attacks,
  • Ad hoc networks,
  • Certification service,
  • Computer simulation,
  • Security of data
ISBN
9780780389915
Identifier
10.1109/PCCC.2005.1460571
Publisher
IEEE
City or Country
Piscataway, NJ
Copyright Owner and License
Authors
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PCCC.2005.1460571
Citation Information
Bo ZHU, Guilin WANG, Zhiguo WAN, Mohan S. Kankanhalli, et al.. "Providing Efficient Certification Services against Active Attacks in Ad Hoc Networks" Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference: Phoenix, Arizona, April 7-9, 2005 (2005) p. 285 - 292
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