Smartphone Assisted Security Pairings for the Internet of Things

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    Abstract

    World-wide connectivity of all kinds of embedded devices and computers - the Internet of Things (IoT) - is opening new opportunities for everyday applications. However, connecting networked devices with limited user-interaction capabilities and interfaces securely to remote Internet services is challenging. Existing solutions for security pairing, based e.g. on passwords, trusted certification authorities, or physical connection, are not feasible when devices have long distance and have not interfaces for inputting passwords or secrets keys. This paper analyzes approaches for pairing these interface restricted devices. We explore challenges in device pairing in IoT and possibilities to use smartphones as mediators to establish security associations easily. We contribute by analyzing how user-friendly security establishment approaches - out-of-band or unauthenticated location-based pairing - can be applied in situations where a counterparty is far away or has incompatible interfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4624-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014 - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 11 May 201414 May 2014

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014
    Abbreviated titleVITAE 2014
    CountryDenmark
    CityAalborg
    Period11/05/1414/05/14

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    Keywords

    • Internet of Things
    • embedded devices
    • security
    • authentication
    • pairing
    • smartphones

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    Suomalainen, J. (2014). Smartphone Assisted Security Pairings for the Internet of Things. In Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014 https://doi.org/10.1109/VITAE.2014.6934398
    Suomalainen, Jani. / Smartphone Assisted Security Pairings for the Internet of Things. Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014. 2014.
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    Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014. 2014.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Suomalainen J. Smartphone Assisted Security Pairings for the Internet of Things. In Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014. 2014 https://doi.org/10.1109/VITAE.2014.6934398