User-anonymous and short-term Conference Key Distribution System via link-layer routing in mobile communications

Ting Yi Chang, Min Shiang Hwang

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There are occasions when some people carry their portable devices to a hotel room or office to hold a short-term conference over wireless networks. This paper designs a user-anonymous and s ort-term Conference Key Distribution System (CKDS) to ensure secure communications over an open channel and to protect the identities of the users. Furthermore, linker-layer routing between the Mobile Hosts (MHs) makes it possible for MHs to directly communicate with one another. Under the random oracle model and the elliptic curve version of the Computational Diffie-Hellman (CDH) assumption, the proposed system is demonstrated to be provably secure against active adversaries. Compared with previously proposed systems, the proposed system is efficient in terms of communication and computational complexity, and is suitable for low-power mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-158
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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