Location privacy scheme for VANETs

Ines Khacheba, Mohamed B. Yagoubi, Nasreddine Lagraa, Abderrahmane Lakas

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Abstract

In Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), a vehicle could be identified and tracked by eavesdropping its messages (e.g., beacons) by an adversary, since these messages contain personal information such as the location of the vehicle. This attack leads to threats on the user's location privacy. Frequent changing pseudonyms are accepted as a solution to protect the location privacy of users in VANETs. In this paper, we propose an efficient pseudonym changing strategy to provide location privacy in VANETs. In addition, we describe a novel tracking attack, that is, the cheating attack. To confront this attack, we develop a cheating detection mechanism. Finally, we show by simulations that the proposed scheme is effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking, MoWNeT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049776
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking, MoWNeT 2017 - Avignon, France
Duration: May 17 2017May 19 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking, MoWNeT 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking, MoWNeT 2017
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAvignon
Period5/17/175/19/17

Keywords

  • Changing Pseudonyms
  • Cheating Detection
  • Location Privacy
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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