Patterns-of-life aided authentication

Zhao, N., Ren, A., Zhang, Z., Zhu, T., Ur Rehman, M. , Yang, X. and Hu, F. (2016) Patterns-of-life aided authentication. Sensors, 16(10), 1574. (doi: 10.3390/s16101574) (PMID:27669258) (PMCID:PMC5087363)

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Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) applications have grown immensely in the past few years. However, security and privacy of the user are two major obstacles in their development. The complex and very sensitive nature of the body-mounted sensors means the traditional network layer security arrangements are not sufficient to employ their full potential, and novel solutions are necessary. In contrast, security methods based on physical layers tend to be more suitable and have simple requirements. The problem of initial trust needs to be addressed as a prelude to the physical layer security key arrangement. This paper proposes a patterns-of-life aided authentication model to solve this issue. The model employs the wireless channel fingerprint created by the user’s behavior characterization. The performance of the proposed model is established through experimental measurements at 2.45 GHz. Experimental results show that high correlation values of 0.852 to 0.959 with the habitual action of the user in different scenarios can be used for auxiliary identity authentication, which is a scalable result for future studies.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61671349, in part by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, in part by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and in part by the Postdoctoral Research Projects Funded in Shaanxi Province.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood
Authors: Zhao, N., Ren, A., Zhang, Z., Zhu, T., Ur Rehman, M., Yang, X., and Hu, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Sensors
ISSN (Online):1424-8220
Published Online:23 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 by the authors
First Published:First published in Sensors 16(10):1574
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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