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Title: A Security Solution for IEEE 802.11's Ad-hoc Mode:Password-Authentication and Group Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Abstract

The IEEE 802 standards ease the deployment of networkinginfrastructures and enable employers to accesscorporate networks whiletraveling. These standards provide two modes of communication calledinfrastructure and ad-hoc modes. A security solution for the IEEE802.11's infrastructure mode took several years to reach maturity andfirmware are still been upgraded, yet a solution for the ad-hoc modeneeds to be specified. The present paper is a first attempt in thisdirection. It leverages the latest developments in the area ofpassword-based authentication and (group) Diffie-Hellman key exchange todevelop a provably-secure key-exchange protocol for IEEE 802.11's ad-hocmode. The protocol allows users to securely join and leave the wirelessgroup at time, accommodates either a single-shared password orpairwise-shared passwords among the group members, or at least with acentral server; achieves security against dictionary attacks in theideal-hash model (i.e. random-oracles). This is, to the best of ourknowledge, the first such protocol to appear in the cryptographicliterature.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
COLLABORATION -CELAR/France
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
920055
Report Number(s):
LBNL-57432-JArt.
R&D Project: K52007; BnR: KJ0102000; TRN: US200822%%701
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Wireless and MobileComputing
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMMUNICATIONS; SECURITY; COMPUTER NETWORKS; Password-based authentication Group key exchange Diffie-HellmanProvable security

Citation Formats

Emmanuel, Bresson, Olivier, Chevassut, and David, Pointcheval. A Security Solution for IEEE 802.11's Ad-hoc Mode:Password-Authentication and Group Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Emmanuel, Bresson, Olivier, Chevassut, & David, Pointcheval. A Security Solution for IEEE 802.11's Ad-hoc Mode:Password-Authentication and Group Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange. United States.
Emmanuel, Bresson, Olivier, Chevassut, and David, Pointcheval. Sat . "A Security Solution for IEEE 802.11's Ad-hoc Mode:Password-Authentication and Group Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/920055.
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author = {Emmanuel, Bresson and Olivier, Chevassut and David, Pointcheval},
abstractNote = {The IEEE 802 standards ease the deployment of networkinginfrastructures and enable employers to accesscorporate networks whiletraveling. These standards provide two modes of communication calledinfrastructure and ad-hoc modes. A security solution for the IEEE802.11's infrastructure mode took several years to reach maturity andfirmware are still been upgraded, yet a solution for the ad-hoc modeneeds to be specified. The present paper is a first attempt in thisdirection. It leverages the latest developments in the area ofpassword-based authentication and (group) Diffie-Hellman key exchange todevelop a provably-secure key-exchange protocol for IEEE 802.11's ad-hocmode. The protocol allows users to securely join and leave the wirelessgroup at time, accommodates either a single-shared password orpairwise-shared passwords among the group members, or at least with acentral server; achieves security against dictionary attacks in theideal-hash model (i.e. random-oracles). This is, to the best of ourknowledge, the first such protocol to appear in the cryptographicliterature.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/920055}, journal = {International Journal of Wireless and MobileComputing},
number = 1,
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year = {2005},
month = {10}
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