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A public key algorithm for ad-hoc networks

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3 Author(s)
Carbunar, B. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; Grama, A. ; Vitek, J.

Security is an important consideration for many applications of ad-hoc networks. While security aspects of the routing layer have been addressed extensively, there is relatively lesser work on establishing a viable public key infrastructure, which is the basis for most security protocols. We present a distributed algorithm for validating the association between the network identifier of a host and its public key without relying on a priori shared secrets or a trusted certification authority.

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Performance, Computing, and Communications, 2004 IEEE International Conference on

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