DOI: 10.1002/dac.5578 ISSN: 1074-5351

A biometric‐based implicit authentication protocol with privacy protection for ubiquitous communication environments

Feng Liu, Hongyue Liu, R. Kannadasan, Qi Jiang
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


Due to the proliferation of the wireless communication technologies, we are now in the era of ubiquitous computing. People can enjoy services almost in any time and any location based on the mobile intelligent devices. Meanwhile, more and more personal information are transmitted through the network. To protect these sensitive information, authentication and privacy protection are primary concerns in ubiquitous communication environments. However, traditional physical‐based biometric authentication scheme usually requires explicit cooperation of the user, which is inconvenient to the users. In order to solve this problem, a behavior biometric authentication protocol with privacy protection is designed using matrix multiplication and homomorphic encryption for ubiquitous communication environments. The correctness, security, and privacy protection properties are proved with security analysis. Performance evaluation shows that our protocol achieves stronger security and higher communication efficiency compared with other related protocols, which makes it very suitable for ubiquitous communication environments because communication consumes much more energy than computation does in mobile communication.

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