Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Secure Verification of Location Claims

Naveen Sastry, Umesh Shankar and David Wagner

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-03-1245
2003

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/CSD-03-1245.pdf

With the growing prevalence of sensor and wireless networks comes a new demand for location-based access control mechanisms. We introduce the concept of secure location verification, and we show how it can be used for location-based access control. Then, we present the Echo protocol, a simple method for secure location verification. The Echo protocol is extremely lightweight: it does not require time synchronization, cryptography, or highly accurate clocks. Hence, we believe that it is well suited for use in small, cheap, mobile devices.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Sastry:CSD-03-1245,
    Author = {Sastry, Naveen and Shankar, Umesh and Wagner, David},
    Title = {Secure Verification of Location Claims},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2003},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/5550.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-03-1245},
    Abstract = {With the growing prevalence of sensor and wireless networks comes a new demand for location-based access control mechanisms. We introduce the concept of secure location verification, and we show how it can be used for location-based access control. Then, we present the Echo protocol, a simple method for secure location verification. The Echo protocol is extremely lightweight: it does not require time synchronization, cryptography, or highly accurate clocks. Hence, we believe that it is well suited for use in small, cheap, mobile devices.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Sastry, Naveen
%A Shankar, Umesh
%A Wagner, David
%T Secure Verification of Location Claims
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2003
%@ UCB/CSD-03-1245
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/5550.html
%F Sastry:CSD-03-1245