J. P. Hubaux, L. Buttyán, S. Capkun|
The Quest for Security in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHOC), 2001, Long Beach, CA, USA, October.
keywords: security, public-key infrastructure, PKI, self-organization, mobile ad hoc networking
abstract So far, research on mobile ad hoc networks has been focused primarily on routing issues. Security, on the other hand, has been given a lower priority. This paper provides an overview of security problems for mobile ad hoc networks, distinguishing the threats on basic mechanisms and on security mechanisms. It then describes our solution to protect the security mechanisms. The original features of this solution include that (i) it is fully decentralized and (ii) all nodes are assigned equivalent roles.