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Security Improvement of Authentication Method Using Transfer Agent in USN
Cho, Do-Eun;
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USN is a technology to detect human external environment. It is an important factor in buildinga ubiquitous computing environment. In this thesis, an authentication method was proposed to allow the sensor nodes, which have weak computing operation capability, to safely communicate with each other in USN and guarantee the anonymity of users for their privacy. In the proposed authentication method that takes into account the characteristics of sensor network, sensor nodes based on a symmetric key algorithm do not transfer keys directly, instead, they mix the random numbers received from AS to generate keys necessary for communications, having a master key and a pseudo-random number generator.In addition, in this thesis, TA was adopted to minimize the leakage of users` information, and a scheme through which virtual IDs received from AS are delivered to sensor nodes was applied to improve anonymity.
USN;Authentication method;Security;Sensor node;Anonymity;
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