Title: Mutual anonymity protocol with integrity protection for mobile peer-to-peer networks

Authors: Kuo-Yu Tsai, Chien-Lung Hsu, Tzong-Chen Wu

Addresses: Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan 333, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Abstract: A mobile peer-to-peer network (MOPNET) has drawn increasing attentions for its communication convenience and ease of resource sharing in an unfixed infrastructure. The essential requirements for applications in a MOPNET are to enforce trust of transmitted data and security of peers. However, most of mutual anonymity protocols for a MOPNET lack integrity protection, and hence, any peer might suffer from some potential security threats such as virus-infected or Trojan horse files. This paper proposes a mutual anonymity protocol with integrity protection for a MOPNET, in which the initiator and responder anonymously share data with each other, and ensure its integrity.

Keywords: mobile networks; peer-to-peer networks; mutual anonymity; integrity protection; mobile P2P networks; MOPNET; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2010.030722

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.45 - 52

Available online: 31 Dec 2009 *

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