Home Network Security

Hans Scholten, Hylke van Dijk

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    Service discovery and secure and safe service usage are essential elements in the deployment of home and personal networks. Because no system administrator is present, setup and daily operation of such a network has to be automated as much as possible with a high degree of user friendliness. To achieve this goal many systems sacrifice security and privacy such, that services can be discovered and used unauthorized or a person’s privacy may be breached. In this paper we present a security mechanism that seamlessly integrates with service discovery and usage. Exchange of keys and certificates is combined with messages used for service discovery. Services messages themselves are encrypted and authenticated, and casual receivers cannot read them. Although encryption and decryption of messages takes extra time, the combined protocol poses minimal communication overhead and hence can be used even in small devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICN2008, The Seventh International Conference on Networking
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, NJ
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3106-9
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2008
    Event7th International Conference on Networking, ICN 2008 - Cancun, Mexico
    Duration: 13 Apr 200818 Apr 2008
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th International Conference on Networking, ICN 2008
    Abbreviated titleICN


    • CR-C.2.1
    • CR-C.2.2
    • METIS-250872
    • IR-64630
    • EWI-11934
    • CR-D.4.6


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