iJam: Jamming Oneself for Secure Wireless Communication

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Executive Summary

This paper presents iJam, a PHY-layer protocol for OFDM-based wireless systems. iJam ensures that an eavesdropper cannot successfully demodulate a wireless signal not intended for it. To achieve this iJam strategically introduces interference that prevents an eavesdropper from decoding the data, while allowing the intended receiver to decode it. iJam exploits the properties of 802.11's OFDM signals to ensure that an eavesdropper cannot even tell which parts of the signal are jammed.

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