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Wang, Xiaodong, Jiao, Wenzhe, Yang, Huan, Guo, Lin, Ye, Xiaoxue, Guo, Yangming.  2020.  Algebraic Signature Based Data Possession Checking Method with Cloud Storage. 2020 11th International Conference on Prognostics and System Health Management (PHM-2020 Jinan). :11—16.
Cloud computing has been envisioned as a next generation information technology (IT) paradigm. The risk of losing data stored with any untrustworthy service provider is the key barrier to widespread uptake of cloud computing. This paper proposes an algebraic signature based remote data possession checking (RDPC) scheme to verify the integrity of the data stored in the cloud. This scheme integrates forward error-correcting codes to enhance the data possession guarantee, which can recover the data when a small amount of file has been deleted. The scheme allows verification without the need for the auditor to compare against the original data, which reduces the communication complexity dramatically. The storage complexity of cloud user is reduced to several bytes' information. Extensive security analysis and simulation show that the proposed scheme is highly provably secure. Finally, experiment results reveal that the computation performance is effective, and bounded by disk I/O.
Vyetrenko, S., Khosla, A., Ho, T..  2009.  On combining information-theoretic and cryptographic approaches to network coding security against the pollution attack. 2009 Conference Record of the Forty-Third Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. :788–792.
In this paper we consider the pollution attack in network coded systems where network nodes are computationally limited. We consider the combined use of cryptographic signature based security and information theoretic network error correction and propose a fountain-like network error correction code construction suitable for this purpose.
Jeong, S., Kang, S., Yang, J.-S..  2020.  PAIR: Pin-aligned In-DRAM ECC architecture using expandability of Reed-Solomon code. 2020 57th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC). :1–6.
The computation speed of computer systems is getting faster and the memory has been enhanced in performance and density through process scaling. However, due to the process scaling, DRAMs are recently suffering from numerous inherent faults. DRAM vendors suggest In-DRAM Error Correcting Code (IECC) to cope with the unreliable operation. However, the conventional IECC schemes have concerns about miscorrection and performance degradation. This paper proposes a pin-aligned In-DRAM ECC architecture using the expandability of a Reed-Solomon code (PAIR), that aligns ECC codewords with DQ pin lines (data passage of DRAM). PAIR is specialized in managing widely distributed inherent faults without the performance degradation, and its correction capability is sufficient to correct burst errors as well. The experimental results analyzed with the latest DRAM model show that the proposed architecture achieves up to 106 times higher reliability than XED with 14% performance improvement, and 10 times higher reliability than DUO with a similar performance, on average.
Ibrahim, A. A., Ata, S. Özgür, Durak-Ata, L..  2020.  Performance Analysis of FSO Systems over Imperfect Málaga Atmospheric Turbulence Channels with Pointing Errors. 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). :1–5.
In this study, we investigate the performance of FSO communication systems under more realistic channel model considering atmospheric turbulence, pointing errors and channel estimation errors together. For this aim, we first derived the composite probability density function (PDF) of imperfect Málaga turbulence channel with pointing errors. Then using this PDF, we obtained bit-error-rate (BER) and ergodic channel capacity (ECC) expressions in closed forms. Additionally, we present the BER and ECC metrics of imperfect Gamma-Gamma and K turbulence channels with pointing errors as special cases of Málaga channel. We further verified our analytic results through Monte-Carlo simulations.
Xiong, J., Zhang, L..  2020.  Simplified Calculation of Bhattacharyya Parameters in Polar Codes. 2020 IEEE 14th International Conference on Anti-counterfeiting, Security, and Identification (ASID). :169–173.
The construction of polar code refers to selecting K "most reliable polarizing channels" in N polarizing channels to WN(1)transmit information bits. For non-systematic polar code, Arikan proposed a method to measure the channel reliability for BEC channel, which is called Bhattacharyya Parameter method. The calculated complexity of this method is O(N) . In this paper, we find the complementarity of Bhattacharyya Parameter. According to the complementarity, the code construction under a certain channel condition can be quickly deduced from the complementary channel condition.
Barbareschi, M., Barone, S., Mazzeo, A., Mazzocca, N..  2019.  Efficient Reed-Muller Implementation for Fuzzy Extractor Schemes. 2019 14th International Conference on Design Technology of Integrated Systems In Nanoscale Era (DTIS). :1–2.
Nowadays, physical tampering and counterfeiting of electronic devices are still an important security problem and have a great impact on large-scale and distributed applications, such as Internet-of-Things. Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) have the potential to be a fundamental means to guarantee intrinsic hardware security, since they promise immunity against most of known attack models. However, inner nature of PUF circuits hinders a wider adoption since responses turn out to be noisy and not stable during time. To overcome this issue, most of PUF implementations require a fuzzy extraction scheme, able to recover responses stability by exploiting error correction codes (ECCs). In this paper, we propose a Reed-Muller (RM) ECC design, meant to be embedded into a fuzzy extractor, that can be efficiently configured in terms of area/delay constraints in order to get reliable responses from PUFs. We provide implementation details and experimental evidences of area/delay efficiency through syntheses on medium-range FPGA device.
Bellini, Emanuele, Caullery, Florian, Gaborit, Philippe, Manzano, Marc, Mateu, Victor.  2019.  Improved Veron Identification and Signature Schemes in the Rank Metric. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :1872—1876.

It is notably challenging to design an efficient and secure signature scheme based on error-correcting codes. An approach to build such signature schemes is to derive it from an identification protocol through the Fiat-Shamir transform. All such protocols based on codes must be run several rounds, since each run of the protocol allows a cheating probability of either 2/3 or 1/2. The resulting signature size is proportional to the number of rounds, thus making the 1/2 cheating probability version more attractive. We present a signature scheme based on double circulant codes in the rank metric, derived from an identification protocol with cheating probability of 2/3. We reduced this probability to almost 1/2 to obtain the smallest signature among code-based signature schemes based on the Fiat-Shamir paradigm, around 22 KBytes for 128 bit security level. Furthermore, among all code-based signature schemes, our proposal has the lowest value of signature plus public key size, and the smallest secret and public key sizes. We provide a security proof in the Random Oracle Model, implementation performances, and a comparison with the parameters of similar signature schemes.

Hao, Jie, Shum, Kenneth W., Xia, Shu-Tao, Yang, Yi-Xian.  2019.  Classification of Optimal Ternary (r, δ)-Locally Repairable Codes Attaining the Singleton-like Bound. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :2828—2832.
In a linear code, a code symbol with (r, δ)-locality can be repaired by accessing at most r other code symbols in case of at most δ - 1 erasures. A q-ary (n, k, r, δ) locally repairable codes (LRC) in which every code symbol has (r, δ)-locality is said to be optimal if it achieves the Singleton-like bound derived by Prakash et al.. In this paper, we study the classification of optimal ternary (n, k, r, δ)-LRCs (δ \textbackslashtextgreater 2). Firstly, we propose an upper bound on the minimum distance of optimal q-ary LRCs in terms of the field size. Then, we completely determine all the 6 classes of possible parameters with which optimal ternary (n, k, r, δ)-LRCs exist. Moreover, explicit constructions of all these 6 classes of optimal ternary LRCs are proposed in the paper.
Mufassa, Fauzil Halim, Anwar, Khoirul.  2019.  Extrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) Analysis for Short Polar Codes. 2019 Symposium on Future Telecommunication Technologies (SOFTT). 1:1–6.

Ze the quality of channels into either completely noisy or noieseless channels. This paper presents extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) analysis for iterative decoding of Polar codes to reveal the mechanism of channel transformation. The purpose of understanding the transformation process are to comprehend the placement process of information bit and frozen bit and to comprehend the security standard of Polar codes. Mutual information derived based on the concept of EXIT chart for check nodes and variable nodes of low density parity check (LDPC) codes and applied to Polar codes. This paper explores the quality of the polarized channels in finite blocklength. The finite block-length is of our interest since in the fifth telecommunications generation (5G) the block length is limited. This paper reveals the EXIT curve changes of Polar codes and explores the polarization characteristics, thus, high value of mutual informations for frozen bit are needed to be detectable. If it is the other way, the error correction capability of Polar codes would be drastically decreases. These results are expected to be a reference for developments of Polar codes for 5G technologies and beyond.

Wang, Yufan, Peng, Linning, Fu, Hua, Li, Guyue, Hu, Aiqun.  2019.  Performance Analysis of Concatenated Error Correction Code in Secret Key Generation System. 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT). :270–275.
Secret key generation from wireless channel is an emerging technique of physical layer security. At present, most of the secret key generation schemes use information reconciliation to obtain symmetric keys. This paper introduces a non-interactive information reconciliation scheme based on channel coding and stream encryption, and considering the error correction capability, we design a concatenated code of BCH and RS codes as channel coding. The performance of concatenated error correction code has been analyzed in this scheme. Then, we compare the concatenated code with first-level error correction code in different test environments. Extensive numerical simulations and experiments demonstrate that the decoding performance of this second-level concatenated code is better than the first-level error correction code, and it can also effectively eliminate third-party eavesdropping.
Bartan, Burak, Pilanci, Mert.  2019.  Distributed Black-Box optimization via Error Correcting Codes. 2019 57th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton). :246—252.
We introduce a novel distributed derivative-free optimization framework that is resilient to stragglers. The proposed method employs coded search directions at which the objective function is evaluated, and a decoding step to find the next iterate. Our framework can be seen as an extension of evolution strategies and structured exploration methods where structured search directions were utilized. As an application, we consider black-box adversarial attacks on deep convolutional neural networks. Our numerical experiments demonstrate a significant improvement in the computation times.
Kadampot, Ishaque Ashar, Tahmasbi, Mehrdad, Bloch, Matthieu R.  2019.  Codes for Covert Communication over Additive White Gaussian Noise Channels. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :977—981.

We propose a coding scheme for covert communication over additive white Gaussian noise channels, which extends a previous construction for discrete memoryless channels. We first show how sparse signaling with On-Off keying fails to achieve the covert capacity but that a modification allowing the use of binary phase-shift keying for "on" symbols recovers the loss. We then construct a modified pulse-position modulation scheme that, combined with multilevel coding, can achieve the covert capacity with low-complexity error-control codes. The main contribution of this work is to reconcile the tension between diffuse and sparse signaling suggested by earlier information-theoretic results.

Wang, Wei-Chen, Lin, Ping-Hsien, Li, Yung-Chun, Ho, Chien-Chung, Chang, Yu-Ming, Chang, Yuan-Hao.  2019.  Toward Instantaneous Sanitization through Disturbance-induced Errors and Recycling Programming over 3D Flash Memory. 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). :1—8.

As data security has become one of the most crucial issues in modern storage system/application designs, the data sanitization techniques are regarded as the promising solution on 3D NAND flash-memory-based devices. Many excellent works had been proposed to exploit the in-place reprogramming, erasure and encryption techniques to achieve and implement the sanitization functionalities. However, existing sanitization approaches could lead to performance, disturbance overheads or even deciphered issues. Different from existing works, this work aims at exploring an instantaneous data sanitization scheme by taking advantage of programming disturbance properties. Our proposed design can not only achieve the instantaneous data sanitization by exploiting programming disturbance and error correction code properly, but also enhance the performance with the recycling programming design. The feasibility and capability of our proposed design are evaluated by a series of experiments on 3D NAND flash memory chips, for which we have very encouraging results. The experiment results show that the proposed design could achieve the instantaneous data sanitization with low overhead; besides, it improves the average response time and reduces the number of block erase count by up to 86.8% and 88.8%, respectively.

Michel, François, De Coninck, Quentin, Bonaventure, Olivier.  2019.  QUIC-FEC: Bringing the benefits of Forward Erasure Correction to QUIC. 2019 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking). :1—9.

Originally implemented by Google, QUIC gathers a growing interest by providing, on top of UDP, the same service as the classical TCP/TLS/HTTP/2 stack. The IETF will finalise the QUIC specification in 2019. A key feature of QUIC is that almost all its packets, including most of its headers, are fully encrypted. This prevents eavesdropping and interferences caused by middleboxes. Thanks to this feature and its clean design, QUIC is easier to extend than TCP. In this paper, we revisit the reliable transmission mechanisms that are included in QUIC. More specifically, we design, implement and evaluate Forward Erasure Correction (FEC) extensions to QUIC. These extensions are mainly intended for high-delays and lossy communications such as In-Flight Communications. Our design includes a generic FEC frame and our implementation supports the XOR, Reed-Solomon and Convolutional RLC error-correcting codes. We also conservatively avoid hindering the loss-based congestion signal by distinguishing the packets that have been received from the packets that have been recovered by the FEC. We evaluate its performance by applying an experimental design covering a wide range of delay and packet loss conditions with reproducible experiments. These confirm that our modular design allows the protocol to adapt to the network conditions. For long data transfers or when the loss rate and delay are small, the FEC overhead negatively impacts the download completion time. However, with high packet loss rates and long delays or smaller files, FEC allows drastically reducing the download completion time by avoiding costly retransmission timeouts. These results show that there is a need to use FEC adaptively to the network conditions.

Kin-Cleaves, Christy, Ker, Andrew D..  2018.  Adaptive Steganography in the Noisy Channel with Dual-Syndrome Trellis Codes. 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS). :1–7.
Adaptive steganography aims to reduce distortion in the embedding process, typically using Syndrome Trellis Codes (STCs). However, in the case of non-adversarial noise, these are a bad choice: syndrome codes are fragile by design, amplifying the channel error rate into unacceptably-high payload error rates. In this paper we examine the fragility of STCs in the noisy channel, and consider how this can be mitigated if their use cannot be avoided altogether. We also propose an extension called Dual-Syndrome Trellis Codes, that combines error correction and embedding in the same Viterbi process, which slightly outperforms a straight-forward combination of standard forward error correction and STCs.
Biradar, Shivleela, Sasi, Smitha.  2018.  Design and Implementation of Secure and Encoded Data Transmission Using Turbo Codes. 2018 9th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT). :1–7.
The general idea to achieve error detection and correction is to add some extra bit to an original message, in which the receiver can use to check the flexibility of the message which has been delivered, and to recover the noisy data. Turbo code is one of the forward error correction method, which is able to achieve the channel capacity, with nearer Shannon limit, encoding and decoding of text and images are performed. Methods and the working have been explained in this paper. The error has also introduced and detection and correction of errors have been achieved. Transmission will be secure it can secure the information by the theft.
Ostrev, Dimiter.  2019.  Composable, Unconditionally Secure Message Authentication without any Secret Key. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :622—626.

We consider a setup in which the channel from Alice to Bob is less noisy than the channel from Eve to Bob. We show that there exist encoding and decoding which accomplish error correction and authentication simultaneously; that is, Bob is able to correctly decode a message coming from Alice and reject a message coming from Eve with high probability. The system does not require any secret key shared between Alice and Bob, provides information theoretic security, and can safely be composed with other protocols in an arbitrary context.

Vashist, Abhishek, Keats, Andrew, Pudukotai Dinakarrao, Sai Manoj, Ganguly, Amlan.  2019.  Securing a Wireless Network-on-Chip Against Jamming Based Denial-of-Service Attacks. 2019 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). :320–325.
Wireless Networks-on-Chips (NoCs) have emerged as a panacea to the non-scalable multi-hop data transmission paths in traditional wired NoC architectures. Using low-power transceivers in NoC switches, novel Wireless NoC (WiNoC) architectures have been shown to achieve higher energy efficiency with improved peak bandwidth and reduced on-chip data transfer latency. However, using wireless interconnects for data transfer within a chip makes the on-chip communications vulnerable to various security threats from either external attackers or internal hardware Trojans (HTs). In this work, we propose a mechanism to make the wireless communication in a WiNoC secure against persistent jamming based Denial-of-Service attacks from both external and internal attackers. Persistent jamming attacks on the on-chip wireless medium will cause interference in data transfer over the duration of the attack resulting in errors in contiguous bits, known as burst errors. Therefore, we use a burst error correction code to monitor the rate of burst errors received over the wireless medium and deploy a Machine Learning (ML) classifier to detect the persistent jamming attack and distinguish it from random burst errors. In the event of jamming attack, alternate routing strategies are proposed to avoid the DoS attack over the wireless medium, so that a secure data transfer can be sustained even in the presence of jamming. We evaluate the proposed technique on a secure WiNoC in the presence of DoS attacks. It has been observed that with the proposed defense mechanisms, WiNoC can outperform a wired NoC even in presence of attacks in terms of performance and security. On an average, 99.87% attack detection was achieved with the chosen ML Classifiers. A bandwidth degradation of \textbackslashtextless;3% is experienced in the event of internal attack, while the wireless interconnects are disabled in the presence of an external attacker.
Niemiec, Marcin, Mehic, Miralem, Voznak, Miroslav.  2018.  Security Verification of Artificial Neural Networks Used to Error Correction in Quantum Cryptography. 2018 26th Telecommunications Forum (℡FOR). :1—4.

Error correction in quantum cryptography based on artificial neural networks is a new and promising solution. In this paper the security verification of this method is discussed and results of many simulations with different parameters are presented. The test scenarios assumed partially synchronized neural networks, typical for error rates in quantum cryptography. The results were also compared with scenarios based on the neural networks with random chosen weights to show the difficulty of passive attacks.

Wang, Congli, Lin, Jingqiang, Li, Bingyu, Li, Qi, Wang, Qiongxiao, Zhang, Xiaokun.  2019.  Analyzing the Browser Security Warnings on HTTPS Errors. ICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). :1—6.
HTTPS provides authentication, data confidentiality, and integrity for secure web applications in the Internet. In order to establish secure connections with the target website but not a man-in-the-middle or impersonation attacker, a browser shows security warnings to users, when different HTTPS errors happen (e.g., it fails to build a valid certificate chain, or the certificate subject does not match the domain visited). Each browser implements its own design of warnings on HTTPS errors, to balance security and usability. This paper presents a list of common HTTPS errors, and we investigate the browser behaviors on each error. Our study discloses browser defects on handling HTTPS errors in terms of cryptographic algorithm, certificate verification, name validation, HPKP, and HSTS.
Frank, Anna, Aydinian, Harout, Boche, Holger.  2019.  Delay Optimal Coding for Secure Transmission over a Burst Erasure Wiretap Channel. 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). :1—7.

We consider transmissions of secure messages over a burst erasure wiretap channel under decoding delay constraint. For block codes we introduce and study delay optimal secure burst erasure correcting (DO-SBE) codes that provide perfect security and recover a burst of erasures of a limited length with minimum possible delay. Our explicit constructions of DO-SBE block codes achieve maximum secrecy rate. We also consider a model of a burst erasure wiretap channel for the streaming setup, where in any sliding window of a given size, in a stream of encoded source packets, the eavesdropper is able to observe packets in an interval of a given size. For that model we obtain an information theoretic upper bound on the secrecy rate for delay optimal streaming codes. We show that our block codes can be used for construction of delay optimal burst erasure correcting streaming codes which provide perfect security and meet the upper bound for a certain class of code parameters.

Ito, Keita, Masuda, Yoshihiro, Okamoto, Eiji.  2019.  A Chaos MIMO-Based Polar Concatenation Code for Secure Channel Coding. 2019 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN). :262—267.

For secure and high-quality wireless transmission, we propose a chaos multiple-input multiple-output (C-MIMO) transmission scheme, in which physical layer security and a channel coding effect with a coding rate of 1 are obtained by chaotic MIMO block modulation. In previous studies, we introduced a log-likelihood ratio (LLR) to C-MIMO to exploit LLR-based outer channel coding and turbo decoding, and obtained further coding gain. However, we only studied the concatenation of turbo code, low-density parity check (LDPC) code, and convolutional code which were relatively high-complexity or weak codes; thus, outer code having further low-complexity and strong error correction ability were expected. In particular, a transmission system with short and good code is required for control signaling, such as in 5G networks. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a polar code concatenation to C-MIMO, and introduce soft successive decoding (SCAD) and soft successive cancellation list decoding (SSCLD) as LLR-based turbo decoding for polar code. We numerically evaluate the bit error rate performance of the proposed scheme, and compare it to the conventional LDPC-concatenated transmission.

Demir, Mehmet özgÜn, Kurty, GÜne Karabulut, Dartmannz, Guido, Ascheidx, Gerd, Pusane, Ali Emre.  2018.  Security Analysis of Forward Error Correction Codes in Relay Aided Networks. 2018 Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS). :1–5.

Network security and data confidentiality of transmitted information are among the non-functional requirements of industrial wireless sensor networks (IWSNs) in addition to latency, reliability and energy efficiency requirements. Physical layer security techniques are promising solutions to assist cryptographic methods in the presence of an eavesdropper in IWSN setups. In this paper, we propose a physical layer security scheme, which is based on both insertion of an random error vector to forward error correction (FEC) codewords and transmission over decentralized relay nodes. Reed-Solomon and Golay codes are selected as FEC coding schemes and the security performance of the proposed model is evaluated with the aid of decoding error probability of an eavesdropper. The results show that security level is highly based on the location of the eavesdropper and secure communication can be achieved when some of channels between eavesdropper and relay nodes are significantly noisier.

Martínez-Peñas, Umberto, Kschischang, Frank R..  2018.  Reliable and Secure Multishot Network Coding using Linearized Reed-Solomon Codes. 2018 56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton). :702–709.
Multishot network coding is considered in a worst-case adversarial setting in which an omniscient adversary with unbounded computational resources may inject erroneous packets in up to t links, erase up to ρ packets, and wire-tap up to μ links, all throughout ℓ shots of a (random) linearly-coded network. Assuming no knowledge of the underlying linear network code (in particular, the network topology and underlying linear code may change with time), a coding scheme achieving zero-error communication and perfect secrecy is obtained based on linearized Reed-Solomon codes. The scheme achieves the maximum possible secret message size of ℓn'-2t-ρ-μ packets, where n' is the number of outgoing links at the source, for any packet length m ≥ n' (largest possible range), with only the restriction that ℓ\textbackslashtextless;q (size of the base field). By lifting this construction, coding schemes for non-coherent communication are obtained with information rates close to optimal for practical instances. A Welch-Berlekamp sum-rank decoding algorithm for linearized Reed-Solomon codes is provided, having quadratic complexity in the total length n = ℓn', and which can be adapted to handle not only errors, but also erasures, wire-tap observations and non-coherent communication.
Xu, Zheng, Abraham, Jacob.  2019.  Resilient Reorder Buffer Design for Network-on-Chip. 20th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED). :92–97.

Functionally safe control logic design without full duplication is difficult due to the complexity of random control logic. The Reorder buffer (ROB) is a control logic function commonly used in high performance computing systems. In this study, we focus on a safe ROB design used in an industry quality Network-on-Chip (NoC) Advanced eXtensible Interface (AXI) Network Interface (NI) block. We developed and applied area efficient safe design techniques including partial duplication, Error Detection Code (EDC) and invariance checking with formal proofs and showed that we can achieve a desired safe Diagnostic Coverage (DC) requirement with small area and power overheads and no performance degradation.