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Keying material based key pre-distribution scheme

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4 Author(s)
Zhihong Liu ; Key Lab. of Comput. Networks & Inf. Security of Minist. of Educ., Xidian Univ., Xi''an ; Jianfeng Ma ; Qiping Huang ; SangJae Moon

A key pre-distribution scheme is a method by which initially an off-line trusted authority T A distributes pieces of information among a set of users. Later, each member of a group of users can compute a common key for secure communication. In this paper we present a Keying Material Based Key Pre-distribution Scheme, i.e., a group of users, using secret information preloaded in their memory and some public information retrieved from a keying material server, can compute a common key. We first formally define the keying material based key pre-distribution scheme in terms of the entropy, and give lower bounds on the amount of information each user has to keep secret. Then, we describe its applications for sensor networks.

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Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2008. ISI 2008. IEEE International Conference on

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17-20 June 2008