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Despite their exponential growth, home and small office/home office networks continue to be poorly managed. Consequently, security of hosts in most home networks is easily compromised and these hosts are in turn used for largescale malicious activities without the home users' knowledge. We argue that the advent of Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides(More)
Inherent error-resilient nature of multimedia content renders two high-level options for wireless multimedia application design. One option is to employ (semi-) reliable wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) functions in conjunction with the traditional User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The other option is to employ a less-reliable MAC and transport layer(More)
Smart phones are now being used to store users' identities and sensitive information/data. Therefore, it is important to authenticate legitimate users of a smart phone and to block imposters. In this paper, we demonstrate that keystroke dynamics of a smart phone user can be translated into a viable features' set for accurate user identification. To this(More)
In this paper, we analyze the errors observed at the link layer of an 802.11b network. Our analysis at all supported bitrates (i.e., 2, 5.5. and 11 Mbps) establishes that the error patterns are not memoryless, and therefore, they exhibit a certain level of temporal dependencies. Thus, we evaluate the suitability of a two-state Markov model to capture the(More)
Inherent vulnerability of the wireless medium renders it more susceptible to errors and losses than classical wired media. In this paper, we evaluate the suitability of protocols and strategies across different layers of the stack to provide real-time services over 802.11b wireless LANs. More specifically, within the context of cross-layer design, we(More)
Real-time Anomaly Detection Systems (ADSs) use packet sampling to realize traffic analysis at wire speeds. While recent studies have shown that a considerable loss of anomaly detection accuracy is incurred due to sampling, solutions to mitigate this loss are largely unexplored. In this paper, we propose a Progressive Security-Aware Packet Sampling (PSAS)(More)
Many financial institutions have deployed CAPTCHAs to protect their services (e.g., e-banking) from automated attacks. In addition to CAPTCHAs for login, CAPTCHAs are also used to prevent malicious manipulation of e-banking transactions by automated Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attackers. Despite serious financial risks, security of e-banking CAPTCHAs is(More)