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An Attribute-Based Framework for Secure Communications in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Cui, H.ORCID: 0000-0002-5820-2233, Deng, R.H. and Wang, G. (2019) An Attribute-Based Framework for Secure Communications in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 27 (2). pp. 721-733.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/TNET.2019.2894625
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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an attribute-based framework to achieve secure communications in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), which enjoys several advantageous features. The proposed framework employs attribute-based signature (ABS) to achieve message authentication and integrity and protect vehicle privacy, which greatly mitigates the overhead caused by pseudonym/private key change or update in the existing solutions for VANETs based on symmetric key, asymmetric key, and identity-based cryptography and group signature. In addition, we extend a standard ABS scheme with traceability and revocation mechanisms and seamlessly integrate them into the proposed framework to support vehicle traceability and revocation by a trusted authority, and thus, the resulting scheme for vehicular communications does not suffer from the anonymity misuse issue, which has been a challenge for anonymous credential-based vehicular protocols. Finally, we implement the proposed ABS scheme using a rapid prototyping tool called Charm to evaluate its performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2019 IEEE
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44026
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