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2018-09-12
Chen, X., Shang, T., Kim, I., Liu, J..  2017.  A Remote Data Integrity Checking Scheme for Big Data Storage. 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC). :53–59.
In the existing remote data integrity checking schemes, dynamic update operates on block level, which usually restricts the location of the data inserted in a file due to the fixed size of a data block. In this paper, we propose a remote data integrity checking scheme with fine-grained update for big data storage. The proposed scheme achieves basic operations of insertion, modification, deletion on line level at any location in a file by designing a mapping relationship between line level update and block level update. Scheme analysis shows that the proposed scheme supports public verification and privacy preservation. Meanwhile, it performs data integrity checking with low computation and communication cost.
2018-06-11
Chen, X., Qu, G., Cui, A., Dunbar, C..  2017.  Scan chain based IP fingerprint and identification. 2017 18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED). :264–270.
Digital fingerprinting refers to as method that can assign each copy of an intellectual property (IP) a distinct fingerprint. It was introduced for the purpose of protecting legal and honest IP users. The unique fingerprint can be used to identify the IP or a chip that contains the IP. However, existing fingerprinting techniques are not practical due to expensive cost of creating fingerprints and the lack of effective methods to verify the fingerprints. In the paper, we study a practical scan chain based fingerprinting method, where the digital fingerprint is generated by selecting the Q-SD or Q'-SD connection during the design of scan chains. This method has two major advantages. First, fingerprints are created as a post-silicon procedure and therefore there will be little fabrication overhead. Second, altering the Q-SD or Q'-SD connection style requires the modification of test vectors for each fingerprinted IP in order to maintain the fault coverage. This enables us to verify the fingerprint by inspecting the test vectors without opening up the chip to check the Q-SD or Q'-SD connection styles. We perform experiment on standard benchmarks to demonstrate that our approach has low design overhead. We also conduct security analysis to show that such fingerprints are robust against various attacks.
2018-06-07
Zhang, J., Tang, Z., Li, R., Chen, X., Gong, X., Fang, D., Wang, Z..  2017.  Protect Sensitive Information against Channel State Information Based Attacks. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC). 2:203–210.
Channel state information (CSI) has been recently shown to be useful in performing security attacks in public WiFi environments. By analyzing how CSI is affected by the finger motions, CSI-based attacks can effectively reconstruct text-based passwords and locking patterns. This paper presents WiGuard, a novel system to protect sensitive on-screen gestures in a public place. Our approach carefully exploits the WiFi channel interference to introduce noise into the attacker's CSI measurement to reduce the success rate of the attack. Our approach automatically detects when a CSI-based attack happens. We evaluate our approach by applying it to protect text-based passwords and pattern locks on mobile devices. Experimental results show that our approach is able to reduce the success rate of CSI attacks from 92% to 42% for text-based passwords and from 82% to 22% for pattern lock.
2018-05-30
Lin, B., Chen, X., Wang, L..  2017.  A Cloud-Based Trust Evaluation Scheme Using a Vehicular Social Network Environment. 2017 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC). :120–129.
New generation communication technologies (e.g., 5G) enhance interactions in mobile and wireless communication networks between devices by supporting a large-scale data sharing. The vehicle is such kind of device that benefits from these technologies, so vehicles become a significant component of vehicular networks. Thus, as a classic application of Internet of Things (IoT), the vehicular network can provide more information services for its human users, which makes the vehicular network more socialized. A new concept is then formed, namely "Vehicular Social Networks (VSNs)", which bring both benefits of data sharing and challenges of security. Traditional public key infrastructures (PKI) can guarantee user identity authentication in the network; however, PKI cannot distinguish untrustworthy information from authorized users. For this reason, a trust evaluation mechanism is required to guarantee the trustworthiness of information by distinguishing malicious users from networks. Hence, this paper explores a trust evaluation algorithm for VSNs and proposes a cloud-based VSN architecture to implement the trust algorithm. Experiments are conducted to investigate the performance of trust algorithm in a vehicular network environment through building a three-layer VSN model. Simulation results reveal that the trust algorithm can be efficiently implemented by the proposed three-layer model.
2018-02-14
Guo, C., Chen, X., Jie, Y., Zhangjie, F., Li, M., Feng, B..  2017.  Dynamic Multi-phrase Ranked Search over Encrypted Data with Symmetric Searchable Encryption. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. PP:1–1.

As cloud computing becomes prevalent, more and more data owners are likely to outsource their data to a cloud server. However, to ensure privacy, the data should be encrypted before outsourcing. Symmetric searchable encryption allows users to retrieve keyword over encrypted data without decrypting the data. Many existing schemes that are based on symmetric searchable encryption only support single keyword search, conjunctive keywords search, multiple keywords search, or single phrase search. However, some schemes, i.e., static schemes, only search one phrase in a query request. In this paper, we propose a multi-phrase ranked search over encrypted cloud data, which also supports dynamic update operations, such as adding or deleting files. We used an inverted index to record the locations of keywords and to judge whether the phrase appears. This index can search for keywords efficiently. In order to rank the results and protect the privacy of relevance score, the relevance score evaluation model is used in searching process on client-side. Also, the special construction of the index makes the scheme dynamic. The data owner can update the cloud data at very little cost. Security analyses and extensive experiments were conducted to demonstrate the safety and efficiency of the proposed scheme.