A blockchain-enabled framework for securing connected consumer electronics against wireless attacks

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Information Security and Applied Computing

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Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory


The rapid development of the emerging Internet of things (IoT) regime and of smart applications has given rise to many new wireless security vulnerabilities in consumer electronic environment networks, which compromises the integrity of the whole environment. Attacks often encompass the abuse of vulnerable wireless IoT consumer electronics devices, compromise information security, and leak sensitive and private data. This paper proposes a decentralized blockchainenabled framework network infrastructure to improve wireless security and mitigate new wireless attacks on connected consumer electronics as a proof of concept. The system model of the proposed framework was verified mathematically and was then implemented and tested in case studies. The experimental results show that the proposed decentralized blockchain technology-featured air-cracking tool (BTFAT) provides a robust detection of vulnerabilities in the security of wireless-based IoT consumer electronics, i.e., 97% in terms of the effectiveness of packet chapters and 85% in terms of the maximum capture packet reliability, compared with the state of the art.

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