Insecurity of an Anonymous Authentication for Privacy-Preserving IoT Target-driven Applications

Provided by: QINGDAO NETSTARS ELECTRON COMMERCE CO.,LTD Topic: Security Date Added: Nov 2013 Format: PDF
The Internet of Things (IoT) will be formed by smart objects and services interacting autonomously and in real-time. Recently, researcher proposed a fully decentralized anonymous authentication protocol for privacy-preserving IoT target-driven applications. Their system is set up by an ad-hoc community of decentralized founding nodes. Nodes can interact, being participants of cyber-physical systems, preserving full anonymity. In this paper, the authors point out that their protocol is insecure. The adversary can cheat the data collectors by impersonating a legitimate user.

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