Influence of User Perception, Security Needs, and Social Factors on Device Pairing Method Choices

With the increasing proliferation of mobile devices, the need to spontaneously connect two devices over a wireless link (to exchange business cards and appointments, send les to Bluetooth-enabled printers and to make electronic payments in busses, train stations, and coffee shops) has become prominent. To authenticate spontaneous wireless device communication, several secure device pairing protocols have been proposed in the literature that allow device authentication in the absence of a centralized security infrastructure. With no wires to verify actual connection, users cannot be sure what device they connected their wireless link to.

Provided by: ETH Zurich Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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