Towards dependable networking: Secure location and privacy at link layer
; Girão, J.
; Armnecht, F. Armnecht
IEEE Wireless Communications Vol. 15, Nº 5, pp. 30 - 36, October, 2008.
ISSN (print): 1536-1284
ISSN (online): 1536-1284
Journal Impact Factor: 5,417 (in 2014)
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WLAN and other radio broadcast technologies are now commonplace. However, the widespread usage of these technologies comes at the price of loss of location privacy. Although a number of network-level solutions exist to lessen the problem, we describe an improved approach to location privacy at the link layer. We present a generic mechanism and then map it to the common IEEE 802.11 protocol set. The article finally provides an analysis of our mechanism in terms of privacy and performance.