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A Study On Node Authentication and Identification In IOT Based Smart Homes
Naif Waheb Rajkhan, Jia Song
Pages - 210 - 223     |    Revised - 30-11-2020     |    Published - 31-12-2020
Volume - 14   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - December 2020  Table of Contents
Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Homes, Node Authentication, Smart Home Devices.
Smart home is one of the most popular Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. It is widely used because of the autonomous functions that it provides to homeowners. Smart home is equipped with smart IoT devices that are designed to perform special and specific functions automatically. The IoT smart home network has different types of connections based on the application’s requirements. Any attacks or unauthorized access to IoT smart home system or to the connected devices, could harm the system and may lead to unauthorized access to the homeowner’s information. Therefore, such devices in the smart home system must adopt the best and recent security and privacy standards to better secure the sensitive information about the homeowners. Node/device authentication is a crucial challenge in the security of smart homes. Depend on the types of devices, different node authentication mechanisms are used in smart homes. This paper analyzes the widely used mechanisms for IoT device authentication and identification in smart homes, along with possible threats that are related to them. There are different node authentication challenges at smart home that should be resolved by researchers and smart home devices’ manufacturers. The goal of this paper is to provide an analysis and comparison of the major IoT device authentication mechanisms so that the findings from this research can help other researchers and developers to choose the proper one that best suits the needs of a specific system environment.
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Mr. Naif Waheb Rajkhan
Computer Science Department, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844 - United States of America
Dr. Jia Song
Computer Science Department, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844 - United States of America

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