Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks

Zheng Gong, Pieter H. Hartel, S.I. Nikova, Bo Zhu

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    Abstract

    In this paper, some practical problems with the Message Authentication Codes (MACs), which are suggested in the current security architectures for wireless sensor network (WSN), are reconsidered. The analysis exploits the fact that the recommended MACs for WSN, e.g., TinySec (CBC-MAC), MiniSec (OCB-MAC), and SenSec (XCBC-MAC), are not exactly suitable for body sensor network (BSN). Particularly a dedicated attack is elaborated on the XCBC-MAC. Considering the hardware limitations of BSN, we propose a tunable lightweight MAC based on the PRESENT block cipher, which is named \textsf{TuLP}. A 128-bit variant \textsf{TuLP-128} is proposed for a higher resistance against internal collisions. Compared to the existing schemes, our lightweight MACs are time and resource efficient on hardware-constrained devices.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT)
    EditorsB. Roy, N. Sendrier
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages182-198
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-10627-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume5922
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Keywords

    • IR-68789
    • METIS-264230
    • Low-resource implementation
    • EWI-16982
    • Body sensor network
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Message authentication code

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    Gong, Z., Hartel, P. H., Nikova, S. I., & Zhu, B. (2009). Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks. In B. Roy, & N. Sendrier (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT) (pp. 182-198). [10.1007/978-3-642-10628-6_13] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 5922). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10628-6_13
    Gong, Zheng ; Hartel, Pieter H. ; Nikova, S.I. ; Zhu, Bo. / Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks. 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT). editor / B. Roy ; N. Sendrier. Berlin : Springer, 2009. pp. 182-198 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks. / Gong, Zheng; Hartel, Pieter H.; Nikova, S.I.; Zhu, Bo.

    10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT). ed. / B. Roy; N. Sendrier. Berlin : Springer, 2009. p. 182-198 10.1007/978-3-642-10628-6_13 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 5922).

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    Gong Z, Hartel PH, Nikova SI, Zhu B. Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks. In Roy B, Sendrier N, editors, 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT). Berlin: Springer. 2009. p. 182-198. 10.1007/978-3-642-10628-6_13. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10628-6_13