Privacy-preserving authentication approach for vehicular networks

Chindika Mulambia, Sudeep Varshney, Amrit Suman


Vehicle AdHoc networks have an important role in intelligent transport systems that enhance safety in road usage by transmitting real traffic updates in terms of congestion and road accidents. The dynamic nature of the vehicular AdHoc networks make them susceptible to attacks because once malicious users gain access to the network they can transform traffic data. It is essential to protect the vehicular ad hoc network because any attack can cause unwanted harm, to solve this it is important to have an approach that detects malicious vehicles and not give them access to the network. The proposed approach is a privacy preserving authentication approach that authenticates vehicles before they have access to the vehicular network thereby identifying malicious vehicles. The model was executed in docker container that simulates the network in a Linux environment running Ubuntu 20.04. The model enhances privacy by assigning Pseudo IDs to authenticated vehicles and the results demonstrate effectiveness of the solution in that unlike other models it boasts faster authentication and lower computational overhead which is necessary in a vehicular network scenario.


Authentication manger; Message authentication; Privacy; Road side unit; Vehicular networks

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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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