Title: A privacy-preserving URL-hiding scheme for the web of things

Authors: Jin Hyun Park; Im Young Jung; Soonja Kim

Addresses: Kyungpook National University, Sangyeok 3-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, 702-701, Korea ' Kyungpook National University, Sangyeok 3-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, 702-701, Korea ' Kyungpook National University, Sangyeok 3-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, 702-701, Korea

Abstract: Internet-enabled devices have been increasing due to the development of the system-on-chip technology. It is not practical to use different applications to communicate with these devices due to many different types of the devices. To use the existing web protocol is an alternative solution because the internet-enabled devices can be accessed and controlled via web browser. However, the privacy exposure when accessing the devices by URL has raised serious concerns. To address this problem, we propose an efficient URL-hiding scheme. The scheme is lightweight and does not expose any information with the URL.

Keywords: physical web; internet of things; IoT; privacy protection; privacy preservation; web of things; web security; URL hiding; internet security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2017.081871

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.23 No.1/2, pp.15 - 20

Received: 01 Apr 2015
Accepted: 23 Sep 2015

Published online: 24 Jan 2017 *

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