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Integration of quantum cryptography in 802.11 networks

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3 Author(s)
Nguyen, T.M.T. ; Lausanne Univ., Switzerland ; Sfaxi, M.A. ; Ghernaouti-Helie, S.

Quantum cryptography is considered as a promising solution towards absolute security in long-term cryptosystems. While the application of quantum cryptography in fiber networks has significant advances, research on the application of quantum cryptography in mobile networks is still premature. In this paper, we analyze the interests of using quantum technique for the distribution of encryption keys in 802.11 wireless networks. We also propose a scheme for the integration of quantum cryptography in 802.11i security mechanisms for the establishment of the PTK (pairwise transient key).

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Availability, Reliability and Security, 2006. ARES 2006. The First International Conference on

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20-22 April 2006