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ARQ Security in Wi-Fi and RFID Networks

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors present two practical ARQ-Based security schemes for Wi-Fi and RFID networks. The proposed schemes enhance the confidentiality and authenticity functions of these networks, respectively. Both schemes build on the same idea; by exploiting the statistical independence between the multipath fading experienced by the legitimate nodes and potential adversaries, secret keys are established and then are continuously updated. The continuous key update property of both schemes makes them capable of defending against all of the passive eavesdropping attacks and most of the currently-known active attacks against either Wi-Fi or RFID networks.

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