ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.107
Virtual Node Based Location Privacy Protection in Wireless Body Sensor Networks
Abstract— In a wireless body area sensor network (WBAN), biosensor is used to collect the medical data.
Data confidentiality is one of the crucial issues for WBAN application, many cryptography techniques are
researched to achieve it. However, the adversary can obtain some important information by eavesdropping
the pattern of data transmission without detecting the context of data. In addition, the adversary can also infer
the location according to the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) values received. In this paper, based
on our previous work--PAS, we propose a coordinator for further location privacy protection. This
coordinator is a virtual node which has leverage on RSSI values and discombobulates the signals that the
adversary receives. The experimental results show that the coordinator protects WBAN users from
differential RSS attack and the energy consumption is reasonable.
Index Terms— virtual node; location privacy protection; WBAN; differential RSS
Lan Yao, Fuxiang Gao
School of Computer Science & Engineering, Northeastern University, CHINA
School of Information Science & Engineering, Northeastern University, CHINA
Cite: Lan Yao, Aiyun Yan, Fuxiang Gao, "Virtual Node Based Location Privacy Protection in Wireless Body Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 618-621, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.