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In order to make recommendations to users about the potential performance of advanced Internet applications - in the scope of network monitoring - it is not sufficient to just analyze the network performance metrics: it should be also considered information concerning the application type, the traffic generated, and the user profile. In the present paper,(More)
This paper presents a new discrete event-based network simulator named TARVOS – Computer Networks Simulator, being designed as part of the first Author's Masters research and will provide support to simulating MPLS architecture, several RSVP-TE protocol functionalities and fast recovery in case of link failure. The tool is used in a case study, where the(More)
Traditional user authentication involves entering a username and password into a system. Strong authentication security demands, among other requirements, long, frequently hard-to-remember passwords. Two-factor authentication aids in the security, even though, as a side effect, might worsen user experience. We depict a mobile sign-on scheme that benefits(More)
This work presents a mobile sign-on scheme, which utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy beacons for location awareness and Attribute-Based Encryption for expressive, broadcast-style key exchange. Bluetooth Low Energy beacons broadcast encrypted messages with encoded access policies. Within range of the beacons, a user with appropriate attributes is able to decrypt(More)
Index Terms—cyber-physical system; attribute-based encryption; context-awareness; safety; software agent; wireless communication; firearm I. INTRODUCTION Advances of digital technologies, as they are incorporated into devices for people's usage, often result in enhancements including ease of use, safety, precision, optimizations in resource consumption and(More)
We introduce LOCATHE (Location-Enhanced Authenticated Key Exchange), a generic protocol that pools location, user attributes, access policy and desired services into a multi-factor authentication, allowing two peers to establish a secure, encrypted session and perform mutual authentication with pre-shared keys, passwords and other authentication factors.(More)
A distributed, hierarchical information service for computer networks might use several service instances, located in different layers. A distributed directory service, for example, might be comprised of upper level listings, and local directories. The upper level listings contain a compact version of the local directories. Clients desiring to access the(More)
The Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) project uses the low-cost sensors, i.e., accelerometers attached to volunteers' computers, to detect earthquakes. The master-worker topology currently used in QCN and other similar projects suffers from major weaknesses. The centralized master can fail to collect data if the volunteers' computers cannot connect to the(More)
This work presents an application of the highly expressive Attribute-Based Encryption to implement Secure Zones for firearms. Within these zones, radio-transmitted local policies based on attributes of the user and the firearm are received by embedded hardware in the firearms, which then advises the user about safe operations. The Secure Zones utilize(More)