PHY-authentication protocol for spoofing detection in wireless networks

Liang Xiao, Alex Reznik, Wade Trappe, Chunxuan Ye, Yogendra Shah, Larry Greenstein, Narayan Mandayam

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Abstract

We propose a PHY-authentication protocol to detect spoofing attacks in wireless networks, exploiting the rapid-decorrelation property of radio channels with distance. In this protocol, a PHY-authentication scheme that exploits channel estimations that already exist in most wireless systems, cooperates with any existing - either simple or advanced - higher-layer process, such as IEEE 802.11i. With little additional system overhead, our scheme reduces the workload of the higher-layer process, or provides some degree of spoofing protection for "naked" wireless systems, such as some sensor networks. We describe the performance of our approach as a function of the spoofing pattern and the snapshot performance that can be easily measured through field tests. We discuss the implementation issues of the authentication protocol on 802.11 testbeds and verify its performance via field tests in a typical office building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 10 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period12/6/1012/10/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Xiao, L., Reznik, A., Trappe, W., Ye, C., Shah, Y., Greenstein, L., & Mandayam, N. (2010). PHY-authentication protocol for spoofing detection in wireless networks. In 2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 [5683463] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2010.5683463