Non-Cryptographic Authentication and Identification in Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

Lower/physical layer characteristics have been considered as potential alternatives/complements to provide security services in wireless networks. This paper provides an overview about various non-cryptographic mechanisms for user authentication and device identification in wireless networks using lower/physical layer properties or information. The authors discuss merits and demerits of these authentication/identification schemes and the practical implementation issues. Future research on cross layer security design concludes this paper.

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