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A Multicast Authentication Protocol (MAP) for Dynamic Multicast Groups in Wireless Networks

Jambhulkar, PJ and Maity, Soumyadev and Hansdah , Ramesh C (2013) A Multicast Authentication Protocol (MAP) for Dynamic Multicast Groups in Wireless Networks. In: International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC), August 22-24, Mysore, India.

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In this paper, we have proposed a centralized multicast authentication protocol (MAP) for dynamic multicast groups in wireless networks. In our protocol, a multicast group is defined only at the time of the multicasting. The authentication server (AS) in the network generates a session key and authenticates it to each of the members of a multicast group using the computationally inexpensive least common multiple (LCM) method. In addition, a pseudo random function (PRF) is used to bind the secret keys of the network members with their identities. By doing this, the AS is relieved from storing per member secrets in its memory, making the scheme completely storage scalable. The protocol minimizes the load on the network members by shifting the computational tasks towards the AS node as far as possible. The protocol possesses a membership revocation mechanism and is protected against replay attack and brute force attack. Analytical and simulation results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed protocol.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Springer
Keywords: Multicast Communication;Dynamic Group;Wireless Networks; Least Common Multiple (LCM;Pseudo Random Function (PRF)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 10:40
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 10:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47929

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