Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Date Added: Oct 2013
In this paper, the potential security weaknesses in the process of secure simple pairing which is introduced by Bluetooth 4.0 are analyzed, and an improved method of secure simple pairing is proposed to compensate the security concerns. A reliable security protocol is proposed to compensate the vulnerabilities of the existing short-range wireless communications. When hierarchical piconets are formed on the basis of the proposed security protocol, a secure communication method is proposed for the devices in a variety of situations to offer more enhanced security services.