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Integrity Codes: Message Integrity Protection and Authentication over Insecure Channels

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Integrity Codes: Message Integrity Protection and Authentication over Insecure Channels
Inspired by unidirectional error detecting codes that are used in situations where only one kind of bit error is possible (e.g., it is possible to change a bit "0" into a bit "1", but not the contrary), we propose integrity codes (I-codes) for radio communication channels, which enable integrity protection of messages exchanged between entities that do not hold any mutual authentication material (i.e. public keys or shared secret keys). The construction of I-codes enables a sender to encode any message such that if its integrity is violated in transmission over a radio channel, the receiver is able to detect it. In order to achieve this, we rely on the physical properties of the radio channel and on unidirectional error detecting codes. We analyze in detail the use of I-codes and we present their implementation on a wireless platform as a "proof of concept". We further introduce a novel concept called "authentication through presence", whose broa...
Srdjan Capkun, Mario Cagalj, Ram Kumar Rengaswamy,
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TDSC
Authors Srdjan Capkun, Mario Cagalj, Ram Kumar Rengaswamy, Ilias Tsigkogiannis, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Mani B. Srivastava
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