A New Class of Hash-Chain Based Key Pre-Distribution Schemes for WSN
In the last decade, the authors witness a proliferation of potential application domains of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Therefore, a host of research works have been conducted by both academic and industrial communities. Nevertheless, given the sensitivity of the potential applications that are generally tightly related to the physical world and may be human beings, a large scale deployment of WSN depends on the dependability provided by these emerging networks. Particularly, security emerges as a challenging issue in WSN because of the resource limitations. Key management is one of the required building blocks of many security services, such as confidentiality, authentication, etc.