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Improving Security Levels of IEEE802.16e Authentication by Involving Diffie-Hellman PKDS

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Executive Summary

Recently, IEEE 802.16 Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX for short) has provided one with low-cost, high efficiency and high bandwidth network services. However, as with the WiFi, the radio wave transmission also makes the WiMAX face the wireless transmission security problem. To solve this problem, the IEEE802.16Std during its development stage defines the Privacy Key Management (PKM for short) authentication process which offers a one-way authentication. However, using a one-way authentication, an SS may connect to a fake BS. Mutual authentication, like that developed for PKMv2, can avoid this problem.

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