Visible to the public Effects of Man in the Middle (MITM) Attack on Bit Error Rate of Bluetooth System

TitleEffects of Man in the Middle (MITM) Attack on Bit Error Rate of Bluetooth System
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKhatod, V., Manolova, A.
Conference Name2020 Joint International Conference on Digital Arts, Media and Technology with ECTI Northern Section Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (ECTI DAMT NCON)
Date Publishedmar
KeywordsAd hoc networks, Ad-Hoc Network, advanced white Gaussian noise channel, Bit error rate, bit error rate measurements, Bluetooth, bluetooth security, Bluetooth system, communicating devices, communication path, composability, computer network security, Demodulation, error statistics, frequency 0.006 Hz, Frequency modulation, frequency shift keying, Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying, Gaussian frequency shift keying modulation, Gaussian noise, GFSK demodulation, hopping rate, Human Behavior, man in the middle attack, man-in-the-middle attack, MITM Attack, pubcrawl, radio links, radio receivers, radio transmitters, radiofrequency links, radiofrequency waves, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, software model, Telecommunications, time 150.0 s, unauthorized transmitter, White noise
AbstractThe ad-hoc network formed by Bluetooth works on radio frequency links. The security aspect of Bluetooth has to be handled more carefully. The radio frequency waves have a characteristic that the waves can pierce the obstructions in the communication path, get rid of the requirement of line of sight between the communicating devices. We propose a software model of man-in-the-middle attack along with unauthorized and authorized transmitter and receiver. Advanced White Gaussian Noise channel is simulated in the designed architecture. The transmitter uses Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying (GFSK) modulation like in Bluetooth. The receiver uses GFSK demodulation. In order to validate the performance of the designed system, bit error rate (BER) measurements are taken with respect to different time intervals. We found that BER drops roughly 18% if hopping duration of 150 seconds is chosen. We propose that a Bluetooth system with hopping rate of 0.006 Hz is used instead of 10Hz.
Citation Keykhatod_effects_2020