Paper 2006/328

Anonymous Secure Communication in Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Sk. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Atsuo Inomata, Takeshi Okamoto, Masahiro Mambo, and Eiji Okamoto


The main characteristic of a mobile ad-hoc network is its infrastructure-less, highly dynamic topology, which is subject to malicious traffic analysis. Malicious intermediate nodes in wireless mobile ad-hoc networks are a threat concerning security as well as anonymity of exchanged information. To protect anonymity and achieve security of nodes in mobile ad-hoc networks, an anonymous on-demand routing protocol, termed RIOMO, is proposed. For this purpose, pseudo IDs of the nodes are generated considering Pairing-based Cryptography. Nodes can generate their own pseudo IDs independently. As a result RIOMO reduces pseudo IDs maintenance costs. Only trust-worthy nodes are allowed to take part in routing to discover a route. To ensure trustiness each node has to make authentication to its neighbors through an anonymous authentication process. Thus RIOMO safely communicates between nodes without disclosing node identities; it also provides different desirable anonymous properties such as identity privacy, location privacy, route anonymity, and robustness against several attacks.

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Published elsewhere. Unknown where it was published
Ad-hoc networkAnonymityRoutingPairing-Based CryptographySecurity
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mizanur @ cipher risk tsukuba ac jp
2006-09-28: received
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      author = {Sk.  Md.  Mizanur Rahman and Atsuo Inomata and Takeshi Okamoto and Masahiro Mambo and Eiji Okamoto},
      title = {Anonymous Secure Communication in Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc Networks},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2006/328},
      year = {2006},
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