Visible to the public Secure Digital Signature Validated by Ambient User amp;\#x2019;s Wi-Fi-enabled devices

TitleSecure Digital Signature Validated by Ambient User amp;\#x2019;s Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsAlQahtani, Ali Abdullah S., Alamleh, Hosam, El-Awadi, Zakaria
Conference Name2021 IEEE 5th International Conference on Information Technology, Information Systems and Electrical Engineering (ICITISEE)
Date PublishedNov. 2021
ISBN Number978-1-6654-0196-8
Keywordsdigital signature, digital signatures, Electronic mail, email spoofing, information technology, Mobile handsets, private-key, pubcrawl, Public key, public-key, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, RSSI, Scalability, Seals, Servers, validation, Wi-Fi

In cyberspace, a digital signature is a mathematical technique that plays a significant role, especially in validating the authenticity of digital messages, emails, or documents. Furthermore, the digital signature mechanism allows the recipient to trust the authenticity of the received message that is coming from the said sender and that the message was not altered in transit. Moreover, a digital signature provides a solution to the problems of tampering and impersonation in digital communications. In a real-life example, it is equivalent to a handwritten signature or stamp seal, but it offers more security. This paper proposes a scheme to enable users to digitally sign their communications by validating their identity through users' mobile devices. This is done by utilizing the user's ambient Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Moreover, the proposed scheme depends on something that a user possesses (i.e., Wi-Fi-enabled devices), and something that is in the user's environment (i.e., ambient Wi-Fi access points) where the validation process is implemented, in a way that requires no effort from users and removes the "weak link" from the validation process. The proposed scheme was experimentally examined.

Citation Keyalqahtani_secure_2021