Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2005

Abstract

Wireless networks have gained overwhelming popularity over their wired counterpart due to their great flexibility and convenience, but access control of wireless networks has been a serious problem because of the open medium. Passwords remain the most popular way for access control as well as authentication and key exchange. But existing password-based access control protocols are not satisfactory in that they do not provide DoS-resistance or anonymity. In this paper we analyze the weaknesses of an access control protocol using passwords for wireless networks in IEEE LCN 2001, and propose a different access control protocol using passwords for wireless networks. Our new protocol avoids the weaknesses of the previous protocol, and the client can anonymously authenticate himself to the server with a human-memorable password, while the server is free of DoS attacks. We also present detailed security and performance analysis for our protocols, and show that our protocol is both secure and efficient for access control in wireless networks

Keywords

Access control, Security protocol, Wireless networks, Network protocols, Public key cryptography, Security of data

Discipline

Information Security | OS and Networks

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 30th Anniversary: Proceedings: Sydney, Australia, November 15-17, 2005

First Page

328

Last Page

335

ISBN

9780769524214

Identifier

10.1109/LCN.2005.30

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Los Alamitos, CA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2005.30

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