ZigBee/ZigBee PRO Security Assessment Based on Compromised Cryptographic Keys


Sensor networks have many applications in monitoring and controlling of environmental properties such as sound, acceleration, vibration and temperature. Due to limited resources in computation capability, memory and energy, they are vulnerable to many kinds of attacks. The ZigBee specification [1], based on the 802.15.4 standard [2], defines a set of layers specifically suited to sensor networks. These layers support secure messaging using symmetric cryptographic. This paper presents two different ways for grabbing the cryptographic key in ZigBee: remote attack and physical attack. It also surveys and categorizes some additional attacks which can be performed on ZigBee networks: eavesdropping, spoofing, replay and DoS attacks at different layers. From this analysis, it is shown that some vulnerabilities still in the existing security schema in ZigBee technology.

DOI: 10.1109/3PGCIC.2010.79

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@article{Radmand2010ZigBeeZigBeePS, title={ZigBee/ZigBee PRO Security Assessment Based on Compromised Cryptographic Keys}, author={Pedram Radmand and Marc Domingo-Prieto and Jaipal Singh and Joan Arnedo-Moreno and Alex Talevski and Stig Petersen and Simon Carlsen}, journal={2010 International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing}, year={2010}, pages={465-470} }