Paper 2007/020

TinyTate: Identity-Based Encryption for Sensor Networks

Leonardo B. Oliveira, Diego Aranha, Eduardo Morais, Felipe Daguano, Julio Lo'pez, and Ricardo Dahab


In spite of several years of intense research, the area of security and cryptography in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) still has a number of open problems. On the other hand, the advent of Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) has enabled a wide range of new cryptographic solutions. In this work, we argue that IBE is ideal for WSNs and vice versa. We discuss the synergy between the systems, describe how WSNs can take advantage of IBE, and present results for computation of the Tate pairing over resource constrained nodes.

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identity-based encryptionbilinear pairingsimplementationkey managementsensor networks
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2007-01-29: revised
2007-01-26: received
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      author = {Leonardo B.  Oliveira and Diego Aranha and Eduardo Morais and Felipe Daguano and Julio Lo'pez and Ricardo Dahab},
      title = {TinyTate: Identity-Based Encryption for Sensor Networks},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2007/020},
      year = {2007},
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