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A. K. Yadav, M. Misra, M. Liyanage and G. Varshney, "Secure and User Efficient EAP-based Authentication Protocol for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs," 2020 IEEE 17th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), Delhi, India, 2020, pp. 576-584, doi: 10.1109/MASS50613.2020.00076

Secure and user efficient EAP-based authentication protocol for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs

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Author: Yadav, Awaneesh Kumar1; Misra, Manoj1; Liyanage, Madhusanka2;
Organizations: 1Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
2School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland and CWC, University of Oulu, Finland
3Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu, Jammu , India
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202103096837
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-09
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Abstract

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have experienced significant growth in the last two decades due to the extensive use of wireless devices. Security (especially authentication) is a staple concern as the wireless medium is accessible to everybody. Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is the widely used authentication framework in WLANs to secure communication. The authentication mechanism designed on EAP is called EAP method. There are numerous EAP based and non-EAP based authentication protocols for WLANs, but there is no protocol that fulfills all the security requirements, as mentioned in RFC-4017 and other additional requirements like perfect forward secrecy, Denial-of-service (DoS) attack protection, and lightweight computation. Hence, it is fair to infer that there is an impelling need to design a protocol that can meet all the security requirements. In this paper, we propose a secure and user efficient EAP-based authentication protocol for IEEE 802.11 WLANs. The proposed protocol has been formally validated by BAN logic and the AVISPA tool [18]. The simulation results depict that the proposed protocol achieves all security requirements, as mentioned in RFC-4017 along with perfect forward secrecy, Denial-of-service (DoS) attack protection, and lightweight computation. The proposed protocol outperforms the existing protocols in terms of computation cost by reducing the computation cost by ≈99.9956%, 99.991%, 27.27%, 22.705% in comparison to EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-Ehash, EAP-SELUA, respectively.

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Series: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems
ISSN: 2155-6806
ISSN-E: 2155-6814
ISSN-L: 2155-6806
ISBN: 978-1-7281-9866-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-9867-5
Pages: 1 - 9
Article number: 9356032
DOI: 10.1109/MASS50613.2020.00076
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/MASS50613.2020.00076
Host publication: 2020 IEEE 17th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS)
Conference: IEEE Internatonal Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems (MASS)
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Subjects:
AP
AS
BAN
EAP
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