Privacy preserving communication in MANETs

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Abstract

Mobile ad hoc networks often support sensitive applications. These applications may require that users' identity, location, and correspondents be kept secret. This is a challenge in a MANET because of the cooperative nature of the network and broadcast nature of the communication media. In this paper, we propose a Privacy Preserving Communication System (PPCS) which provides a comprehensive solution to anonymize communication end-points, keep the location and identifier of a node unlinkable, and mask the existence of communication flows. We present an analysis of the security of PPCS against passive internal attackers, provide a qualitative discussion on its strength against external attackers, and characterize its performance trade-offs. The simulation results demonstrate that PPCS has only 3% lower packet delivery ratio than existing multi-path routing protocols, while effectively providing privacy service in MANETs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON
Pages233-242
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2007Jun 21 2007

Publication series

Name2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON

Other

Other2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/18/076/21/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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