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Key Distribution and Management for Mobile Applications

Key Distribution and Management for Mobile Applications
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Author(s): György Kálmán (University Graduate Center – UniK, Norway) and Josef Noll (University Graduate Center – UniK, Norway)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Wireless Security
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Yan Zhang (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway), Jun Zheng (City University of New York, USA) and Miao Ma (National Institute of Information & Communications Tech, Singapore)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-899-4.ch011


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This chapter deals with challenges raised by securing transport, service access, user privacy, and accounting in wireless environments. Key generation, delivery, and revocation possibilities are discussed and recent solutions are shown. Special focus is on efficiency and adaptation to the mobile environment. Device domains in personal area networks and home networks are introduced to provide personal digital rights management (DRM) solutions. The value of smart cards and other security tokens are shown and a secure and convenient transmission method is recommended based on the mobile phone and near-field communication technology.

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