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Secure multicast group communication scheme in wireless IPv6 networks


Mehdizadeh, Abbas and Hashim, Fazirulhisyam and Raja Abdullah, Raja Samsul Azmir (2014) Secure multicast group communication scheme in wireless IPv6 networks. ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology, 8 (1). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2286-9131


Key management is one of the challenging issues in group communications. It is generally used to secure multicast data transmission as well as preventing potential eavesdropping by malicious attackers. Group security key should be maintained for data encryption, while group key update and dissemination processes are required when a new user joins or leaves the group, which eventually lead to high communication and computation cost. Since eavesdrop activities can be initiated by capturing the disseminated keys, higher communication and computation cost due to frequent updates also increase the possibility of attack of multicast transmission. In this paper, a key management scheme for IPv6 networks is proposed to reduce communication and computation cost and therefore, fewer security risks. The obtained results from test-bed implementation show the efficiency of proposed scheme in terms of communication and computation cost, number of updated paths and security index due to key updating, while at the same time achieving both forward and backward secrecy.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association
Keywords: Group communication security; Key management; Wireless IPv6 test-bed; Path probability of attack
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 04:31
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 04:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35330
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