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Multicast security : issues and solutions

Qabajeh, Mohammad M. and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha and Khalifa, Othman Omran (2011) Multicast security : issues and solutions. In: Multimedia Encryption, Transmission and Authentication. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 257-262. ISBN 978-967-418-160-4

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The rapid growth of multicast communications has lead to wide use of the Internet for both individual and commercial distributed applications. Multicast communication is defined as an efficient way to distribute rich media to multiple users or participants simultaneously over the Internet. This is efficient in many applications including Internet video transmissions, news feeds, stock quotes, software updates, live multiparty conferencing, online video games and shared whiteboards. Thus, the need for secure transmission of multicast streams is considered as an important issue. However, potential security threats to multicast communications are similar to those encountered in unicast transmissions. These threats include the unauthorized creation, alteration ,destruction and illegitimate use of data. In case of multicast traffic, the inherent broad scope of a multicast session, the potential for attacks may be greater than that countered in unicast traffic. It is required to secure these services while maintaining the trade-off between efficiency and performance

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2523/21568
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multicast security
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Aisha Hassan Abdalla Hashim
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 12:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21568

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