Near field authentication for smart devices

Lingjun Li, Xinxin Zhao, Guoliang Xue

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Abstract

Near field communication (NFC) systems provide a good location-limited channel so that many security systems can use it to force the participants to stay close to each other. Unfortunately, only a small number of smart devices in the market are equipped with NFC chips that are essential for NFC systems. The purpose of this paper is to provide the same feature, called near field authentication (NFA), without using NFC chips. We propose an easy-to-use system to achieve NFA by using human finger movement on the touch screens of two nearby smart devices. Our system does not need any prior secret information shared between two devices and generates the same high-entropy cryptographic key for both devices in a successful authentication. The efficiency of the system is demonstrated by our evaluation on a Motorola Droid smartphone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Pages375-379
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2013 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Apr 14 2013Apr 19 2013

Other

Other32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2013
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period4/14/134/19/13

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Authentication
Communication systems
Touch screens
Smartphones
Security systems
Entropy
Near field communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Li, L., Zhao, X., & Xue, G. (2013). Near field authentication for smart devices. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 375-379). [6566798] https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6566798

Near field authentication for smart devices. / Li, Lingjun; Zhao, Xinxin; Xue, Guoliang.

Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2013. p. 375-379 6566798.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Li, L, Zhao, X & Xue, G 2013, Near field authentication for smart devices. in Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM., 6566798, pp. 375-379, 32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy, 4/14/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6566798
Li L, Zhao X, Xue G. Near field authentication for smart devices. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2013. p. 375-379. 6566798 https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6566798
Li, Lingjun ; Zhao, Xinxin ; Xue, Guoliang. / Near field authentication for smart devices. Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2013. pp. 375-379
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