International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
The authentication of broadcast sources is one of the most important research issues in the area of network security. To confirm that the control information received is from the genuine management nodes, the message broadcasted from management nodes must be verifiable for the working nodes. In this paper, a highly reliable WSN broadcast authentication protocol based-on one-way key chain, namely, the ESKA, is presented. For the purpose of comparison, a group of simulations are conducted. The results have demonstrated that compared with Î¼TESLA, the presented method is of lower authentication delay and higher authentication rate in large broadcast data traffic transmission, meanwhile reducing considerable communication overheads in those applications.