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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 728; doi:10.3390/s16050728

1-RAAP: An Efficient 1-Round Anonymous Authentication Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks

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State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks, Xidian University, No.2, South Taibai Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710071, China
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Received: 22 March 2016 / Revised: 7 May 2016 / Accepted: 11 May 2016 / Published: 19 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security and Privacy in Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

Thanks to the rapid technological convergence of wireless communications, medical sensors and cloud computing, Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) have emerged as a novel networking paradigm enabling ubiquitous Internet services, allowing people to receive medical care, monitor health status in real-time, analyze sports data and even enjoy online entertainment remotely. However, because of the mobility and openness of wireless communications, WBANs are inevitably exposed to a large set of potential attacks, significantly undermining their utility and impeding their widespread deployment. To prevent attackers from threatening legitimate WBAN users or abusing WBAN services, an efficient and secure authentication protocol termed 1-Round Anonymous Authentication Protocol (1-RAAP) is proposed in this paper. In particular, 1-RAAP preserves anonymity, mutual authentication, non-repudiation and some other desirable security properties, while only requiring users to perform several low cost computational operations. More importantly, 1-RAAP is provably secure thanks to its design basis, which is resistant to the anonymous in the random oracle model. To validate the computational efficiency of 1-RAAP, a set of comprehensive comparative studies between 1-RAAP and other authentication protocols is conducted, and the results clearly show that 1-RAAP achieves the best performance in terms of computational overhead. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless body area networks; security; sensors; anonymity; authentication protocol; 1-RAAP wireless body area networks; security; sensors; anonymity; authentication protocol; 1-RAAP
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Liu, J.; Zhang, L.; Sun, R. 1-RAAP: An Efficient 1-Round Anonymous Authentication Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks. Sensors 2016, 16, 728.

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