Secure Zone Based Routing for Bluetooth Scatternets

Provided by: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Bluetooth (BT) is presently the primary wireless technology for short range Personal Area Network (PAN). Piconet is the basic unit of networking in BT that contains one master and from one to seven active slave devices. Piconets can be interconnected to form a scatternet. Scatternet formation and routing are the important areas on which considerable research has been done so far. Security is another important issue for BT scatternets. BT specification provides security measures for piconets but secure communication in a scatternet is an open problem. In the authors research they specifically consider routing security in BT scatternets. They describe a number of routing threats and then present an authenticated routing scheme which is based on Zone Routing Protocol.

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