BCAuth: Physical Layer Enhanced Authentication and Attack Tracing for Backscatter Communications

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Puen_US
dc.contributor.authorYan, Zhengen_US
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Kaien_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Communications and Networkingen
dc.contributor.groupauthorNetwork Security and Trusten
dc.contributor.organizationXidian Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationGeorge Mason Universityen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-23T08:02:56Z
dc.date.available2022-11-23T08:02:56Z
dc.date.issued2022en_US
dc.descriptionFunding Information: This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 62072351; in part by the Academy of Finland under Grant 345072, Grant 308087, Grant 335262, and Grant 350464; in part by the Open Research Project of Zhejiang Laboratory under Grant 2021PD0AB01; in part by the 111 Project under Grant B16037; and in part by the U.S. National Science of Foundation through Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) Program under Project 2131507. Publisher Copyright: © 2005-2012 IEEE.
dc.description.abstractBackscatter communication (BC) enables ultra-low-power communications and allows devices to harvest energy simultaneously. But its practical deployment faces severe security threats caused by its nature of openness and broadcast. Authenticating backscatter devices (BDs) is treated as the first line of defense. However, complex cryptographic approaches are not desirable due to the limited computation capability of BDs. Existing physical layer authentication schemes cannot effectively support BD mobility, multiple attacker identification and attacker location tracing in an integrated way. To tackle these problems, this paper proposes BCAuth, a multi-stage authentication and attack tracing scheme based on the physical spatial information of BDs to realize enhanced BD authentication security for both static and mobile BDs. After initial authentication based on BD identity with its position information registration, preemptive authentication and re-authentication are performed according to spatial correlation of backscattered signal source locations associated with the BD. By exploiting clustering-based analysis on spacial information, BCAuth is capable of determining the number of attackers and localizing their positions. In addition, we propose a reciprocal channel-based method for BD re-authentication with better authentication performance than the clustering-based method for mobile BDs when the BDs is able to measure received signal strength (RSS), which also enables mutual authentication. We theoretically analyze BCAuth security and conduct extensive numerical simulations with various settings to show its desirable performance.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent17
dc.format.extent2818-2834
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dc.identifier.citationWang, P, Yan, Z & Zeng, K 2022, ' BCAuth: Physical Layer Enhanced Authentication and Attack Tracing for Backscatter Communications ', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY, vol. 17, pp. 2818-2834 . https://doi.org/10.1109/TIFS.2022.3195407en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TIFS.2022.3195407en_US
dc.identifier.issn1556-6013
dc.identifier.issn1556-6021
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/117866
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202211236626
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITYen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 17en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordattack detectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordBackscatter communicationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevice authenticationen_US
dc.subject.keywordphysical layer securityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpositioningen_US
dc.titleBCAuth: Physical Layer Enhanced Authentication and Attack Tracing for Backscatter Communicationsen
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