Towards automated authentication for mobile users in WLAN hot-spots

@article{Ott2005TowardsAA,
  title={Towards automated authentication for mobile users in WLAN hot-spots},
  author={J{\"o}rg Ott and D. Kutscher and Michael Koch},
  journal={VTC-2005-Fall. 2005 IEEE 62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, 2005.},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={1232-1241}
}
This paper presents an automated user authentication mechanism for WLAN hot-spots that is intended for mobile usage scenarios. Based upon cues from access points and hot-spot infrastructures, we detect availability of hot-spots, deduce the access method and the wireless ISP’s identity, and finally perform authentication taking into account user policies. Our approach enables users to authenticate with a hot-spot within a few seconds, enabling their use even from passing vehicles. While our… CONTINUE READING