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SecureAngle: Improving Wireless Security Using Angle-of-Arrival Information (Poster Abstract)

Xiong, J; Jamieson, K; (2010) SecureAngle: Improving Wireless Security Using Angle-of-Arrival Information (Poster Abstract). In: COMPUTER COMMUNICATION REVIEW. (pp. 415 - 416). ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY

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Abstract

Wireless local area networks play an important role in our everyday lives, at the workplace and at home. However, wireless networks are also relatively vulnerable: physically located off-premises, attackers can circumvent wireless security protocols such as WEP, WPA, and even to some extent WPA2, presenting a security risk to the entire network. To address this problem, we propose SecureAngle, a system designed to operate alongside existing wireless security protocols, adding defense in depth. SecureAngle employs multi-antenna APs to profile the directions at which a client's signal arrives, using this angle-of-arrival information to construct unique signatures that identify each client. With these signatures, we are currently investigating how a SecureAngle-enabled AP can enable a "virtual fence" that drops frames injected into the network from a client physically located outside a building, and how a SecureAngle-enabled AP can prevent malicious parties from spoofing the link-layer address of legitimate clients.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:SecureAngle: Improving Wireless Security Using Angle-of-Arrival Information (Poster Abstract)
Event:ACM SIGCOMM 2001 Conference 2010
Location:New Delhi, INDIA
Dates:2010-08-30 - 2010-09-03
DOI:10.1145/1851275.1851238
Keywords:Experimentation, measurement, security, Wireless, 802.11, SecureAngle, Angle of arrival
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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