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Developing a secure mechanism for Bluetooth-based Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)

Othman, Marini R. and Hassan, Wan Hazlina and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha (2007) Developing a secure mechanism for Bluetooth-based Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs). In: International Conference on Electrical Engineering, 2007 (ICEE '07), 11-12 April 2007 , Lahore.

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Abstract

This paper highlights our work in developing an enhanced security framework for Bluetooth-based wireless personal area networks (WPANs). The basic security architecture of Bluetooth, operating at the link layer, is augmented with a higher application layer security mechanism for authentication and message integrity. This is necessary since the present Bluetooth security has certain drawbacks in its implementation making it insecure. The use of digital signatures and trusted or certified public keys form the basic premise and approach in this work in providing stronger security for WPANs. Our work involves developing a prototype for Bluetooth systems using RSA and DSA encryption algorithms. An analysis was done to ascertain which of these algorithms is more suited to our proposed security framework and the results indicated that in most instances, the RS A performed better.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4573/50174
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Security, Wireless Personal Area Network, Bluetooth, Digital Signatures, Authentication and Message Integrity
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Aisha Hassan Abdalla Hashim
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 15:10
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 15:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50174

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