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Yang, Yuanyuan, Li, Hui, Cheng, Xiangdong, Yang, Xin, Huo, Yaoguang.  2020.  A High Security Signature Algorithm Based on Kerberos for REST-style Cloud Storage Service. 2020 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON). :0176–0182.
The Representational State Transfer (REST) is a distributed application architecture style which adopted on providing various network services. The identity authentication protocol Kerberos has been used to guarantee the security identity authentication of many service platforms. However, the deployment of Kerberos protocol is limited by the defects such as password guessing attacks, data tampering, and replay attacks. In this paper, an optimized Kerberos protocol is proposed and applied in a REST-style Cloud Storage Architecture. Firstly, we propose a Lately Used Newly (LUN) key replacement method to resist the password guessing attacks in Kerberos protocol. Secondly, we propose a formatted signature algorithm and a combination of signature string and time stamp method to cope with the problems of tampering and replay attacks which in deploying Kerberos. Finally, we build a security protection module using the optimized Kerberos protocol to guarantee a secure identity authentication and the reliable data communication between the client and the server. Analyses show that the module significantly improves the security of Kerberos protocol in REST-style cloud storage services.
Ma, Ruhui, Cao, Jin, Feng, Dengguo, Li, Hui, Niu, Ben, Li, Fenghua, Yin, Lihua.  2020.  A Secure Authentication Scheme for Remote Diagnosis and Maintenance in Internet of Vehicles. 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). :1—7.
Due to the low latency and high speed of 5G networks, the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) under the 5G network has been rapidly developed and has broad application prospects. The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) committee has taken remote diagnosis as one of the development cores of IoV. However, how to ensure the security of remote diagnosis and maintenance services is also a key point to ensure vehicle safety, which is directly related to the safety of vehicle passengers. In this paper, we propose a secure and efficient authentication scheme based on extended chebyshev chaotic maps for remote diagnosis and maintenance in IoVs. In the proposed scheme, to provide strong security, anyone, such as the vehicle owner or the employee of the Vehicle Service Centre (VSC), must enter the valid biometrics and password in order to enjoy or provide remote diagnosis and maintenance services, and the vehicle and the VSC should authenticate each other to ensure that they are legitimate. The security analysis and performance evaluation results show that the proposed scheme can provide robust security with ideal efficiency.
Yan, Haonan, Li, Hui, Xiao, Mingchi, Dai, Rui, Zheng, Xianchun, Zhao, Xingwen, Li, Fenghua.  2019.  PGSM-DPI: Precisely Guided Signature Matching of Deep Packet Inspection for Traffic Analysis. 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). :1—6.

In the field of network traffic analysis, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology is widely used at present. However, the increase in network traffic has brought tremendous processing pressure on the DPI. Consequently, detection speed has become the bottleneck of the entire application. In order to speed up the traffic detection of DPI, a lot of research works have been applied to improve signature matching algorithms, which is the most influential factor in DPI performance. In this paper, we present a novel method from a different angle called Precisely Guided Signature Matching (PGSM). Instead of matching packets with signature directly, we use supervised learning to automate the rules of specific protocol in PGSM. By testing the performance of a packet in the rules, the target packet could be decided when and which signatures should be matched with. Thus, the PGSM method reduces the number of aimless matches which are useless and numerous. After proposing PGSM, we build a framework called PGSM-DPI to verify the effectiveness of guidance rules. The PGSM-DPI framework consists of PGSM method and open source DPI library. The framework is running on a distributed platform with better throughput and computational performance. Finally, the experimental results demonstrate that our PGSM-DPI can reduce 59.23% original DPI time and increase 21.31% throughput. Besides, all source codes and experimental results can be accessed on our GitHub.

Fu, Yulong, Li, Guoquan, Mohammed, Atiquzzaman, Yan, Zheng, Cao, Jin, Li, Hui.  2019.  A Study and Enhancement to the Security of MANET AODV Protocol Against Black Hole Attacks. 2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence Computing, Advanced Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing Communications, Cloud Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation (SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI). :1431–1436.
Mobile AdHoc Networks (MANET) can be fast implemented, and it is very popular in many specific network requirements, such as UAV (Unmanned Aerial Unit), Disaster Recovery and IoT (Internet of Things) etc. However, MANET is also vulnerable. AODV (Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing) protocol is one type of MANET routing protocol and many attacks can be implemented to break the connections on AODV based AdHoc networks. In this article, aim of protecting the MANET security, we modeled the AODV protocol with one type of Automata and analyzed the security vulnerabilities of it; then based on the analyzing results, we proposed an enhancement to AODV protocol to against the Black Hole Attacks. We also implemented the proposed enhancement in NS3 simulator and verified the correctness, usability and efficiency.
Luo, Yurong, Cao, Jin, Ma, Maode, Li, Hui, Niu, Ben, Li, Fenghua.  2019.  DIAM: Diversified Identity Authentication Mechanism for 5G Multi-Service System. 2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC). :418–424.

The future fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications system has already become a focus around the world. A large number of late-model services and applications including high definition visual communication, internet of vehicles, multimedia interaction, mobile industry automation, and etc, will be added to 5G network platform in the future. Different application services have different security requirements. However, the current user authentication for services and applications: Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) suggested by the 3GPP committee, is only a unitary authentication model, which is unable to meet the diversified security requirements of differentiated services. In this paper, we present a new diversified identity management as well as a flexible and composable three-factor authentication mechanism for different applications in 5G multi-service systems. The proposed scheme can provide four identity authentication methods for different security levels by easily splitting or assembling the proposed three-factor authentication mechanism. Without a design of several different authentication protocols, our proposed scheme can improve the efficiency, service of quality and reduce the complexity of the entire 5G multi-service system. Performance analysis results show that our proposed scheme can ensure the security with ideal efficiency.

Zhou, Lu, Liu, Qiao, Wang, Yong, Li, Hui.  2017.  Secure Group Information Exchange Scheme for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Personal Ubiquitous Comput.. 21:903–910.

In this paper, a novel secure information exchange scheme has been proposed for MIMO vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) through physical layer approach. In the scheme, a group of On Board Units (OBUs) exchange information with help of one Road Side Unit (RSU). By utilizing the key signal processing technique, i.e., Direction Rotation Alignment technique, the information to be exchanged of the two neighbor OBUs are aligned into a same direction to form summed signal at RSU or external eavesdroppers. With such summed signal, the RSU or the eavesdropper cannot recover the individual information from the OBUs. By regulating the transmission rate for each OBU, the information theoretic security could be achieved. The secrecy sum-rates of the proposed scheme are analyzed following the scheme. Finally, the numerical results are conducted to demonstrate the theoretical analysis.