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Secure Localization Using Dynamic Verifiers

  • Nashad A. Safa
  • Saikat Sarkar
  • Reihaneh Safavi-Naini
  • Majid Ghaderi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6879)

Abstract

We consider secure positioning in wireless environments where mobile nodes use a trusted infrastructure to prove their location: a node claims a position and wants to prove to the verification infrastructure that it is actually located in that position. We propose a system that uses the notion of dynamic verifiers and provides security against collusion attack in which the adversary corrupts a set of nodes and its aim is to claim a position where none of the corrupted nodes are located. We give a detailed analysis of the system and show that under reasonable assumptions the protocol will reject false claims and the success probability of the adversary can be made arbitrarily small. We also give the results of our simulation that closely match the analysis. Our protocol is the first secure positioning protocol with security against collusion attack.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Mobile Node Success Probability Malicious Node Beacon Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nashad A. Safa
    • 1
  • Saikat Sarkar
    • 1
  • Reihaneh Safavi-Naini
    • 1
  • Majid Ghaderi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CalgaryCanada

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