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An Enhanced Privacy-Preserving Authentication Scheme for Vehicle Sensor Networks

College of Computer Science and Technology, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China
College of Computer Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
School of Cyber Security and Information Law, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China
School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
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Sensors 2017, 17(12), 2854;
Received: 30 September 2017 / Revised: 28 November 2017 / Accepted: 2 December 2017 / Published: 8 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Transportation)
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Vehicle sensor networks (VSNs) are ushering in a promising future by enabling more intelligent transportation systems and providing a more efficient driving experience. However, because of their inherent openness, VSNs are subject to a large number of potential security threats. Although various authentication schemes have been proposed for addressing security problems, they are not suitable for VSN applications because of their high computation and communication costs. Chuang and Lee have developed a trust-extended authentication mechanism (TEAM) for vehicle-to-vehicle communication using a transitive trust relationship, which they claim can resist various attacks. However, it fails to counter internal attacks because of the utilization of a shared secret key. In this paper, to eliminate the vulnerability of TEAM, an enhanced privacy-preserving authentication scheme for VSNs is constructed. The security of our proposed scheme is proven under the random oracle model based on the assumption of the computational Diffie–Hellman problem. View Full-Text
Keywords: vehicle sensor network; authentication; V2V; provable security vehicle sensor network; authentication; V2V; provable security

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Zhou, Y.; Zhao, X.; Jiang, Y.; Shang, F.; Deng, S.; Wang, X. An Enhanced Privacy-Preserving Authentication Scheme for Vehicle Sensor Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 2854.

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