Enhanced EAP-based pre-authentication for fast and secure inter-ASN handovers in mobile WiMAX networks
Nguyen, Thuy Ngoc
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mobile WiMAX is yet to meet the expectation from mobile users to provide secured and seamless services. Long delay in the time-consuming authentication procedure is a well-known bottleneck of the IEEE 802.16e handover scheme, causing service disruption when a mobile user moves between base stations. A pre-authentication-based handover scheme for mobile WiMAX networks aims to achieve fast and secure inter-ASN handovers. However, it is shown to be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) and replay attacks. In this paper, we propose an Enhanced EAP-based pre-authentication (EEP) scheme to overcome the vulnerability of the above-mentioned scheme with much less requirements on the computation and communication resources.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
IEEE transactions on wireless communications
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