Mobility

Trust Management for Selecting Trustworthy Access Points

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Executive Summary

Both free and low-priced mobile wireless networks are expanding and its users are more numerous every day. This success is particularly due to the mobility offered to users. These networks have promoted and widespread the success and availability of mobile devices and their access technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Bluetooth. Nevertheless, despite of their wide success, the problem is that those technologies do not match the everyday privacy and security requirements expected by the users. In this paper the authors focus on the Wi-Fi technology and they propose a reputation system that assesses the trust level of a Wi-Fi Access Point (AP). They obtain this trust level according to users past experiences.

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