Title: EPSA: an efficient and privacy-preserving scheme against wormhole attack on reactive routing for mobile ad hoc social networks

Authors: Mohamed Amine Ferrag; Mehdi Nafa; Salim Ghanemi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Guelma University, B.P. 401, Guelma 24000, Algeria ' Department of Computer Science, Networks and Systems Laboratory (LRS), Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, B.P. 12, Annaba 23000, Algeria ' Department of Computer Science, Embedded Systems Laboratory (LASE), Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University B.P. 12, Annaba 23000, Algeria

Abstract: In this paper, we propose an efficient and privacy-preserving scheme against (EPSA) wormhole attack on reactive routing, called EPSA, for mobile ad hoc social networks. We choose the AODV and DSR as reactive protocols. Specifically, the proposed EPSA scheme consists of four phases: the system initialisation phase, the peer registration phase, the document forwarding phase, and the detection, verification and avoidance phase. Based on the public key encryption with keyword search (PECSK), the cooperative neighbour × neighbour (CNN), and the short signatures technique (SST), the proposed EPSA scheme can not only detect and avoid but also can preserves the resources privacy against wormhole attack on reactive routing. Both wormhole time analysis and security analysis demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed EPSA scheme in both reactive routing protocols.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc social networks; network security; privacy protection; wormhole attacks; bilinear pairing; privacy preservation; reactive routing protocols; mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; AODV; DSR; public key encryption; keyword search; PECSK; cooperative neighbour x neighbour; CNN; short signature technique; SST.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2016.10000172

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2016 Vol.11 No.3, pp.107 - 125

Accepted: 18 Feb 2015
Published online: 09 Aug 2016 *

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