Secure Ad-hoc Pairing with Biometrics: SAfE

I.R. Buhan, J.M. Doumen, Pieter H. Hartel, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis

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    The pairing problem is to enable two devices, which share no prior context with each other, to agree upon a security association that they can use to protect their subsequent communication. Secure pairing should offer guarantees of the association partner's identity and it should be resistant to eavesdropping or to a man-in the middle attack. We propose a user friendly solution to this problem. Keys extracted from images of the participants are used for authentication. Details of the SAfE pairing system are presented along with a discussion of the security features and a usability analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, CTIT
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • EWI-10783
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • IR-59969
    • METIS-241789
    • SCS-Safety


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