Obtaining Secrecy through Intentional Uncertainty
The tremendous popularity of wireless medium for communications is mainly because of the broadcast nature, which allows access to multimedia and information without restriction on the user’s location. However, guaranteeing secure communication in a wireless medium is made difficult by the same broadcast nature, which makes it easy to eavesdrop on an ongoing communication, while making it nearly impossible to detect eavesdropping. The time-varying and unreliable nature of the wireless channels poses further difficulties. However, the same physical properties, which have a detrimental effect on reliability in communication, provide an opportunity to enhance the secrecy of communication, if used carefully.
KeywordsEntropy Covariance Mellon
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