• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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A Lightweight Integrity Authentication Scheme based on Reversible Watermark for Wireless Body Area Networks

Vol. 8, No.12, December 31, 2014
10.3837/tiis.2014.12.023, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Integrity authentication of biometric data in Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a critical issue because the sensitive data transmitted over broadcast wireless channels could be attacked easily. However, traditional cryptograph-based integrity authentication schemes are not suitable for WBAN as they consume much computational resource on the sensor nodes with limited memory, computational capability and power. To address this problem, a novel lightweight integrity authentication scheme based on reversible watermark is proposed for WBAN and implemented on a TinyOS-based WBAN test bed in this paper. In the proposed scheme, the data is divided into groups with a fixed size to improve grouping efficiency; the histogram shifting technique is adopted to avoid possible underflow or overflow; local maps are generated to restore the shifted data; and the watermarks are generated and embedded in a chaining way for integrity authentication. Our analytic and experimental results demonstrate that the integrity of biometric data can be reliably authenticated with low cost, and the data can be entirely recovered for healthcare applications by using our proposed scheme.


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[IEEE Style]
Xiyao Liu, Yu Ge, Yuesheng Zhu and Dajun Wu, "A Lightweight Integrity Authentication Scheme based on Reversible Watermark for Wireless Body Area Networks," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 4643-4660, 2014. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.12.023

[ACM Style]
Liu, X., Ge, Y., Zhu, Y., and Wu, D. 2014. A Lightweight Integrity Authentication Scheme based on Reversible Watermark for Wireless Body Area Networks. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 8, 12, (2014), 4643-4660. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.12.023