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A. K. Yadav, M. Misra, P. K. Pandey and M. Liyanage, "An EAP-Based Mutual Authentication Protocol for WLAN-Connected IoT Devices," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 1343-1355, Feb. 2023, doi: 10.1109/TII.2022.3194956

An EAP-based mutual authentication protocol for WLAN-connected IoT devices

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Author: Yadav, Awaneesh Kumar1; Misra, Manoj1; Pandey, Pradumn Kumar1;
Organizations: 1Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
2School of Computer Science, University Collage Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
3Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-03-02


Several symmetric and asymmetric encryption based authentication protocols have been developed for the wireless local area networks (WLANs). However, recent findings reveal that these protocols are either vulnerable to numerous attacks or computationally expensive. Considering the demerits of these protocols and the necessity to provide enhanced security, a lightweight extensible authentication protocol based authentication protocol for WLAN-connected Internet of Things devices is presented. We conduct an informal and formal security analysis to ensure robustness against the attacks. Furthermore, the empirical performance analysis and comparison show that the proposed protocol outperforms its counterparts, reducing computational, communication, storage costs, and energy consumption by up to 99%, 80%, 91.8%, and 98%, respectively. Simulation results of the protocol using the NS3 and its overhead under unknown attacks demonstrate that the proposed protocol performs better in all scenarios. A prototype implementation of the protocol has also been tested to evaluate its feasibility in real-time applications.

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Series: IEEE transactions on industrial informatics
ISSN: 1551-3203
ISSN-E: 1941-0050
ISSN-L: 1551-3203
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Pages: 1343 - 1355
DOI: 10.1109/TII.2022.3194956
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work is partly supported by Academy of Finland in 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927) Project, SFI Connect Center (13/RC/2077 P2), and INDIFICORE Project.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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