Enhancement to the Privacy-Aware Authentication for Wi-Fi Based Indoor Positioning Systems

  • Jhonattan J. Barriga A.
  • Sang Guun YooEmail author
  • Juan Carlos Polo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11605)


Indoor location-based application and services based on Wi-Fi have serious problems in terms of privacy since attackers could track users by capturing their MAC addresses. Although several initiatives have been proposed by scientific community to properly address authentication by strongly preserving privacy, there are still improvements and steps that need to be developed as it is not clearly stated what would occur if a device is lost, stole or compromised. It has not been said how an affected user should proceed in such case. In this situation, this work provides an enhancement to a previous solution based on pseudo-certificates issued by third-party authorities for anonymous authentication of mobile devices. The proposed scheme provides privacy to users willing to remove a device that has been stolen or lost. The proposed system offers security while maintaining minimal cryptographic overhead.


Privacy Anonymous de-authentication Indoor positioning system IPS WLAN 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, for the development of the project PIJ-17-08 – “Diseño e Implementación de un Sistema de Parqueadero Inteligente”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería de SistemasEscuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Smart LabEscuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.Departamento de Ciencias de la ComputaciónUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquiEcuador

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