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Secure Proximity-Based Identity Pairing using an Untrusted Signalling Service

Panton, T, Llewellyn-Jones, D, Shone, N and Hashem Eiza, M (2016) Secure Proximity-Based Identity Pairing using an Untrusted Signalling Service. In: 2016 13th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) . (The 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 09 January 2016 - 12 January 2016, Las Vegas, US).

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New protocols such as WebRTC promise seamless in-browser peer-to-peer communications that in theory remove the need for third-party services. In practice, widespread use of Firewalls, NATS and dynamic IP addresses mean that overlay addressing or use of some fixed rendezvous point is still needed. In this paper we describe a proximity-based pairing scheme that uses a signalling service to minimise the trust requirements on the third party, achieving anonymity and avoiding the need for PKI, while still requiring only a simple asymmetric pairing protocol.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 12:50
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:14
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2277
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