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Improving the security of SNMP in wireless networks

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dc.contributor.author Otrok, H.
dc.contributor.author Mourad, A.
dc.contributor.author Debbabi, M.
dc.contributor.author Assi, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-10T09:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-10T09:50:28Z
dc.identifier.isbn 0780393058 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5356
dc.description.abstract Simple network management protocol (SNMP) is widely used for monitoring and managing computers and network devices on wired and wireless network. SNMPv1 and v2 do not provide security when managing agents. Three very important security features (authentication, encryption, access control) are added to SNMPv3 under the user-based security model (USM). Symmetric cryptography is used for encryption and one-way cryptography is used for authentication. The two keys used for encryption and authentication are derived from the shared password between the manager and agent. In this paper, we are addressing (1) the problem of one way authentication that leads to the man-in-the-middle attack and (2) the vulnerability pertaining to the password update method of SNMPv3. We propose to use certification authority for two-way authentication and Diffie-Hellman algorithm for key exchange to mitigate the impacts of these problems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject Wireless communication systems -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject Mobile communication systems -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject Mobile computing -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject Computer networks -- Congresses en_US
dc.title Improving the security of SNMP in wireless networks en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200904853 en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Wireless networks en_US
dc.keywords Authentication en_US
dc.keywords Cryptography en_US
dc.keywords Computer network management en_US
dc.keywords Cryptographic protocols en_US
dc.keywords Wireless application protocol en_US
dc.keywords Access protocols en_US
dc.keywords Computerized monitoring en_US
dc.keywords Access control en_US
dc.keywords Computer networks en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WIRLES.2005.1549409 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Otrok, H., Mourad, A., Debbabi, M., & Assi, C. (2005, June). Improving the security of SNMP in wireless networks. In Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing, 2005 International Conference on (Vol. 1, pp. 198-202). IEEE. en_US
dc.author.email azzam.mourad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 13-16 June 2005 en_US
dc.conference.pages 198-202 en_US
dc.conference.place Maui, HI, USA en_US
dc.conference.title 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/1549409/ en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9434-5322
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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