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Securing communications requires the establishment of cryptographic keys, which is challenging in mobile scenarios where a key management infrastructure is not always present. In this paper, we present a protocol that allows two users to establish a common cryptographic key by exploiting special properties of the wireless channel: the underlying channel(More)
The multipath-rich wireless environment associated with typical wireless usage scenarios is characterized by a fading channel response that is time-varying, location-sensitive, and uniquely shared by a given transmitter-receiver pair. The complexity associated with a richly scattering environment implies that the short-term fading process is inherently hard(More)
We consider secret key generation for a “pairwise independent network” model in which every pair of terminals observes correlated sources that are independent of sources observed by all other pairs of terminals. The terminals are then allowed to communicate publicly with all such communication being observed by all the terminals. The objective(More)
a variable-length code is a fix-free code if no codeword is a prefix or a suffix of any other codeword. This class of codes is applied to speed up the decoding process, for the decoder can decode from both sides of the compressed file simultaneously. In this paper, we study some basic properties of fix-free codes. We prove a sufficient and a necessary(More)
We consider a model for secrecy generation, with three terminals, by means of public interterminal communication, and examine the problem of characterizing all the rates at which all three terminals can generate a "secret key," and - simultaneously - two designated terminals can generate a "private key" which is effectively concealed from the remaining(More)
We consider a pair-wise independent network in which every pair of terminals observes a common pair-wise source that is independent of all the sources accessible to the other pairs. We propose a method for secret key agreement in such a network that is based on well-established point-to- point techniques and repeated application of the one-time pad over a(More)
While conventional cryptographic security mechanisms are essential to the overall problem of securing wireless networks, they do not directly leverage the unique properties of the wireless domain to address security threats. The wireless medium is a powerful source of domain-specific information that can complement and enhance traditional security(More)