A Session Hijacking Attack on Physical Layer Key Generation Agreement

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1418-1423
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5320-9
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Title18th Annual International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) 2017
LocationHilton Toronto
PlaceCanada
CityToronto
Period22 - 25 March 2017

Abstract

Physical layer key agreement is a new kind of schemes used to generate a shared key between pervasive and resource constrained devices. These schemes utilize the characteristics of the wireless channel to generate the shared key. As all characteristics are time-depend and location-depend, it is hard for eavesdroppers to get the key. But it lacks research on active attacks which aim at manipulating the key. PHY-UIR (PHYsical layer key agreement with User Introduced Randomness) is the only paper which proposes a solution in detail to against such kind of active attacks. In this paper, we propose a new kind of key manipulating attack which PHY-UIR can not prevent. We call it session hijacking attack as the attacker hijacking the key agreement by injecting high power signals and force legitimate devices running PHY-UIR protocol with the attacker. In such way, the attacker and device generate the same key. Our simulation result validates our attack and shows the high performance of our attack on manipulating the generated key.

Citation Format(s)

A Session Hijacking Attack on Physical Layer Key Generation Agreement. / HU, Qiao; HANCKE, Gerhard Petrus.
2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). IEEE, 2017. p. 1418-1423 (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review