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Investigation of Signal and Message Manipulations on The Wireless Channel

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Executive Summary

The authors explore the suitability of Dolev-Yao-based attacker models for the security analysis of wireless communication. The Dolev-Yao model is commonly used for wireline and wireless networks. It is defined on abstract messages exchanged between entities and includes arbitrary, real-time modification of messages by the attacker. In this paper, the authors aim at understanding and evaluating the conditions under which these real-time, covert low-energy signal modifications can be successful. In particular, they focus on the following signal and message manipulation techniques: symbol flipping and signal annihilation. They analyze these techniques theoretically, by simulations, and experiments and show their feasibility for particular wireless channels and scenarios.

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