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Title: Easy and safe pairing for bluetooth smart
Authors : Meli, Marcel
Rion, Olivier
Widmer, Lukas
Conference details: 13. Wireless Congress, Systems & Applications, Munich, November 9–10, 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution : WEKA Fachmedien
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Bluetooth smart; Secure; Pairing; Smartphone
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
Abstract: The configuration of Bluetooth Smart devices in a secure way is a challenging task. Even more so for early versions of this wireless protocol. The use of NFC can facilitate the task, but requires devices and phones that support the NFC standard. This adds costs, both to the smartphone and to the Bluetooth Smart device. Additionally, many smartphones on the market do not (openly) implement NFC. This further limits the number of users that can use that short range RFID standard to configure wireless systems. In this work, we address these issues. We suggest that easy configuration with nearly all smartphones is possible, by using the screen of smartphones to generate an optical code. That signal is detected using a low cost photosensitive element on the side of the Bluetooth Smart device. The information thus generated can be used to generate a key that helps secure the wireless communication between the 2 parties.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-1996
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