A Secure Ticket-Based Authentication Mechanism for Proxy Mobile IPv6 Networks in Volunteer Computing

Mojtaba Alizadeh, Mohammad Hesam Tadayon, Kouichi Sakurai, Hiroaki Anada, Alireza Jolfaei

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Technology advances-such as improving processing power, battery life, and communication functionalities-contribute to making mobile devices an attractive research area. In 2008, in order to manage mobility, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) developed Proxy Mobile IPv6, which is a network-based mobility management protocol to support seamless connectivity of mobile devices. This protocol can play a key role in volunteer computing paradigms as a user can seamlessly access computing resources. The procedure of user authentication is not defined in this standard; thus, many studies have been carried out to propose suitable authentication schemes. However, in the current authentication methods, with reduced latency and packet loss, some security and privacy considerations are neglected. In this study, we propose a secure and anonymous ticket-based authentication (SATA) method to protect mobile nodes against existing security and privacy issues. The proposed method reduces the overhead of handover authentication procedures using the ticket-based concept. We evaluated security and privacy strengths of the proposed method using security theorems and BAN logic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3407189
JournalACM Transactions on Internet Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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