Lightweight authentication for distributed mobile P2P communications

Jiyoung Lim, Inshil Doh, Kijoon Chae

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Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) service has gained a great popularity for content sharing among distributed users. Even if it brings a lot of attraction as a good content distribution method, security becomes a very critical issue because a service user needs to communicate with the other persons who could be untrustworthy. Traditional authentication mechanisms usually adopted public key mechanisms, and they are heavy and time consuming. Because of the randomness and mobility of mobile P2P service, the authentication should be lightweight and dynamic. In our work, we propose a mechanism based on visual cryptography and steganography for the mutual authentication between two users for P2P service, and for the P2P multicast service authentication. Our proposed authentication mechanism is lightweight and efficient because it is based on users’ vision by adopting visual cryptography and steganography, and most computation for image generation is only concentrated on authentication server.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2017
EditorsTomoya Enokido, Leonard Barolli
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages580-589
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319615417
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event11th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201712 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume612
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTorino
Period10/07/1712/07/17

Keywords

  • Authentication
  • P2P
  • Security
  • Steganography
  • Visual cryptography

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