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On Broadcast Authentication in Wireless Sensor Networks

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4 Author(s)
Kui Ren ; Illinois Inst. of Technol., Chicago ; Wenjing Lou ; Kai Zeng ; Moran, P.J.

Broadcast authentication is a critical security service in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), since it enables users to broadcast the WSN in an authenticated way. Symmetric key based schemes such as muTESLA and multilevel muTESLA have been proposed to provide such services for WSNs; however, these schemes all suffer from serious DoS attacks due to the delay in message authentication. This paper presents several effective public key based schemes to achieve immediate broadcast authentication and thus overcome the vulnerability presented in the muTESLA-like schemes. Several cryptographic techniques, including Merkle hash tree and identity-based signature scheme, are adopted to minimize the scheme overhead regarding the costs on both computation and communication. A quantitative energy consumption analysis of the proposed schemes is given in detail. We believe that this paper can serve as the start point towards fully solving the important multisender broadcast authentication problem in WSNs.

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Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

November 2007

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