Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
In this paper, the authors propose a content-aware authentication scheme optimized to account for distortion and overhead for media streaming. When authenticated media is streamed over a lossy network, a received packet is consumed only when it is both decodable and authenticated. In most media formats, some packets are more important than others. This naturally motivates allocating more redundant authentication information for the more important packets in order to maximize their probability of authentication and thereby minimize distortion at the receiver.