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.

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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