DASSR: A Distributed Authentication Scheme for Secure Routing in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering: FDSE 2016: Future Data and Security Engineering
Secure routing is vital in wireless ad-hoc networks for establishing reliable networks and secure data transmission. However, most routing security solutions in wireless ad-hoc networks make assumptions about the availability of key management infrastructures that are against the very nature of ad-hoc networks. In this paper, we propose DASSR scheme, a new secure routing approach based on a fully distributed authentication and self-organized public key management scheme without any central authorizing entity. In DASSR, routing messages are authenticated between neighboring nodes (hop-by-hop) and between source and destination nodes (end-to-end) by using nodes’ signatures. Once authenticated, messages are guaranteed for integrity and non-repudiation, hence the scheme could prevent potential routing attacks from malicious nodes. We evaluate our proposed scheme DASSR by applying it to the AODV routing protocol, a representative of reactive ad-hoc routing protocols, and demonstrate the effectiveness and security properties of the proposed approach. A comprehensive review of related secure routing protocols is presented and compared with the proposed scheme DASSR.
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Phung, Phu Huu and Minh, Quang Tran, "DASSR: A Distributed Authentication Scheme for Secure Routing in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks" (2016). Computer Science Faculty Publications. 140.