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Conference proceedings article

Title Exploitation of dual channel transmissions to increase security and reliability in classic Bluetooth piconets
Author André Zúquete
Booktitle The 12th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks
Address Malta
Month November
Year 2016
Group Information Systems and Processing
Group (before 2015) Information Systems and Telematics Laboratory
Indexed by ISI Not known yet
Scope International

In this paper we discuss several improvements to the security and reliability of a classic Bluetooth network (piconet) that can arise from the fact of being able to transmit the same frame with two frequencies on each slot, instead of the actual standard, that uses only one frequency. Furthermore, we build upon this possibility and we show that piconet participants can explore many strategies to increase the security of their communications by confounding eavesdroppers, such as multiple hopping sequences, random selection of a hop- ping sequence on each transmission slot and variable frame encryption per hopping sequence. Finally, all this can be decided independently by any piconet participant without having to agree in real time on some type of service with other participants of the same piconet.