Location-Based Security for Resource Management

Iulia Grumaz

Abstract


Considering that wireless technology has widespread and mobile devices gain every day even more popularity, security concerns are increasingly shifting to these areas and solutions that take into account the high mobility users have been empowered with, are in demand. Hence, the aim of this paper is to propose a model for securing and controlling access of mobile clients to resources by using reliable location information, which is available by the means of access points already existing in network infrastructure of most organizations. The key part of the architecture, obtaining a reliable location proof and checking its authenticity, is based on a scheme derived from a validated cryptographic protocol, the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange. The software implementation demonstrates how current technology stack (Java, Android and Bluetooth etc.) can be used to create a workable system and a series of conclusions is drawn at the end to highlight the model’s advantages, limitations and possible improvements.

Keywords


Location, Mobile, Access Control, Partial Keys, Distributed System, Bluetooth, Android

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Journal of Mobile, Embedded and Distributed Systems (JMEDS) ISSN: 2067 – 4074 (online)