Conference paper

The Pairing Problem with User Interaction

Bluetooth-like applications face the pairing problem: two devices want to establish a relationship between them without any prior private information. Hoepman studied the ephemeral pairing problem by regarding the human operator of the devices as a messenger in an authenticated and/or private low-bandwidth channel between the nodes. Here we study the pairing problem with user interaction in which the operator can participate by doing extra (simple) computations.

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