Sender Authentication for Automotive In-Vehicle Networks through Dual Analog Measurements to Determine the Location of the Transmitter

Carlos Moreno, Sebastian Fischmeister

Abstract

Controller Area Network (CAN) is a fundamentally insecure communications bus. Its intrinsic lack of sender authentication makes impersonation attacks a severe threat to the security of systems that rely on CAN for communication between devices. In this paper, we propose a novel technique to enforce sender authenticity on a CAN bus. The technique is reliable, robust, and reasonably easy and inexpensive to implement, as it relies on non-clonable physical characteristics of the transmitted signals. In particular, we measure the analog signal at two different locations on the CAN bus physical wire; the signal corresponding to the transmitted message travels through the wire at a certain speed, which allows us to determine the physical location (i.e., position along the wire) of the transmitter as a function of the relative delay between the two analog measurements. Our work includes an experimental evaluation on an actual vehicle, with results that suggest that the technique is effective and practical.

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in Harvard Style

Moreno C. and Fischmeister S. (2019). Sender Authentication for Automotive In-Vehicle Networks through Dual Analog Measurements to Determine the Location of the Transmitter.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-359-9, pages 596-605. DOI: 10.5220/0007580105960605


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp19,
author={Carlos Moreno and Sebastian Fischmeister},
title={Sender Authentication for Automotive In-Vehicle Networks through Dual Analog Measurements to Determine the Location of the Transmitter},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2019},
pages={596-605},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007580105960605},
isbn={978-989-758-359-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Sender Authentication for Automotive In-Vehicle Networks through Dual Analog Measurements to Determine the Location of the Transmitter
SN - 978-989-758-359-9
AU - Moreno C.
AU - Fischmeister S.
PY - 2019
SP - 596
EP - 605
DO - 10.5220/0007580105960605