Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A probability based hybrid energy-efficient privacy preserving scheme to encounter with wireless traffic snooping in smart home

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152553,
        author={Mohammad Ali Nassiri Abrishamchi and Abdul Hanan Abdullah and Adrian David Cheok and Predrag K. Nikolic},
        title={A probability based hybrid energy-efficient privacy preserving scheme to encounter with wireless traffic snooping in smart home},
        proceedings={Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SMARTCITY360},
        year={2017},
        month={5},
        keywords={internet of things smart home pervasive computing privacy attack daily living activities},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152553}
    }
    
  • Mohammad Ali Nassiri Abrishamchi
    Abdul Hanan Abdullah
    Adrian David Cheok
    Predrag K. Nikolic
    Year: 2017
    A probability based hybrid energy-efficient privacy preserving scheme to encounter with wireless traffic snooping in smart home
    SMARTCITY360
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152553
Mohammad Ali Nassiri Abrishamchi1,2, Abdul Hanan Abdullah1, Adrian David Cheok1,2,3, Predrag K. Nikolic2,*
  • 1: Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • 2: Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Malaysia
  • 3: City, University of London, London, UK
*Contact email: predrag@imagineeringinstitute.org

Abstract

Application of pervasive computing devices in smart homes are rising sharply and due to this matter, demands for efficient privacy protection are increasing urgently. Possibility of interference in wireless networks is proved by previous work. Adversaries can discover contextual information because of traffic monitoring and classifying transmitters based on their radio fingerprints while data packets are encrypted or content is not important for attackers. To conceal communication patterns various approaches have been investigated. They are mainly based on injection of dummy packets into the network traffic and adding delay to transmission time. In this paper, we introduce a hybrid energy-efficient privacy preserving scheme for generating and sending dummy packets through a decision-making algorithm which works based on probability to maximize confusion of attacker in clarifying the real pattern of network traffic.