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Title: Analyzing the secure simple pairing in Bluetooth v4.0
Authors: Phan, Raphael C.-W.
Mingard, Patrick
Keywords: Bluetooth v4.0
Low energy (LE)
Secure simple pairing
Association models
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: PHAN, R.C.-W. and MINGARD, P., 2012. Analyzing the secure simple pairing in Bluetooth v4.0. Wireless Personal Communications, 64 (4), pp. 719-737.
Abstract: This paper analyzes the security of Bluetooth v4.0’s Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) protocol, for both the Bluetooth Basic Rate / Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) operational modes. Bluetooth v4.0 is the latest version of a wireless communication standard for low-speed and low-range data transfer among devices in a human’s PAN. It allows increased network mobility among devices such as headsets, PDAs, wireless keyboards and mice. A pairing process is initiated when two devices desire to communicate, and this pairing needs to correctly authenticate devices so that a secret link key is established for secure communication. What is interesting is that device authentication relies on humans to communicate verification information between devices via a human-aided out-of-band channel. Bluetooth v4.0’s SSP protocol is designed to offer security against passive eavesdropping and man-inthe- middle (MitM) attacks. We conduct the first known detailed analysis of SSP for all its MitM-secure models. We highlight some issues related to exchange of public keys and use of the passkey in its models and discuss how to treat them properly.
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s11277-010-0215-1
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8295
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11277-010-0215-1
ISSN: 0929-6212
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