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Fortune cookies and smartphones: Weakly unrelayable channels to counter relay attacks

Cagalj, M, Perkovic, T, Bugaric, M and Li, S (2015) Fortune cookies and smartphones: Weakly unrelayable channels to counter relay attacks Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 20. pp. 64-81.

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Abstract

Smartphones are being increasingly used to perform financial transactions (through m-banking, virtual wallet or as a smartcard). The latter applications involve contactless technology (e.g., NFC) that is known to be vulnerable to mafia fraud attacks. In this work we show that a secret message inside an appropriately folded piece of paper (fortune cookie) can be used to effectively mitigate the mafia fraud attack. Fortune cookies implement a weakly unrelayable channel that, in combination with smartphones, provides a provable protection against those attacks. Our solution requires minimal or no hardware changes to the existing equipment (especially on the user’s side) and is suitable for different communication technologies (e.g., intra-body communication, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, sound, infrared).

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Cagalj, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Perkovic, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bugaric, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 July 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.09.002
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Wireless security, Mafia-fraud attack, Weakly unrelayable channel, Multichannel protocols, LOCALIZATION, NETWORKS
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Additional Information : © 2015, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 05 Aug 2015 13:40
Last Modified : 01 Jul 2016 01:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808041

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