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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.7 P.550-560

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.C1000377


An efficient and DoS-resistant user authentication scheme for two-tiered wireless sensor networks


Author(s):  Rong FAN, Dao-jing HE, Xue-zeng PAN, Ling-di PING

Affiliation(s):  School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   allanrong@gmail.com, hedaojinghit@gmail.com

Key Words:  User authentication, User anonymity, Smart card, Two-tiered, Wireless sensor network (WSN)


Rong FAN, Dao-jing HE, Xue-zeng PAN, Ling-di PING. An efficient and DoS-resistant user authentication scheme for two-tiered wireless sensor networks[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2011, 12(7): 550-560.

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Abstract: 
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are vulnerable to security attacks due to their deployment and resource constraints. Considering that most large-scale WSNs follow a two-tiered architecture, we propose an efficient and denial-of-service (DoS)-resistant user authentication scheme for two-tiered WSNs. The proposed approach reduces the computational load, since it performs only simple operations, such as exclusive-OR and a one-way hash function. This feature is more suitable for the resource-limited sensor nodes and mobile devices. And it is unnecessary for master nodes to forward login request messages to the base station, or maintain a long user list. In addition, pseudonym identity is introduced to preserve user anonymity. Through clever design, our proposed scheme can prevent smart card breaches. Finally, security and performance analysis demonstrates the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed scheme.

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