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Mutual Authentication and Secure Session Termination Scheme in iATA Protocol

  • Ong, Ivy;Lee, Shirly;Lee, Hoon-Jae;Lim, Hyo-Taek
    • Journal of information and communication convergence engineering
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    • v.8 no.4
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    • pp.437-442
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    • 2010
  • Ubiquitous mobile computing is becoming easier and more attractive in this ambient technological Internet world. However, some portable devices such as Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs) and smart phones are still encountering inherent constraints of limited storages and computing resources. To alleviate this problem, we develop a cost-effective protocol, iATA to transfer ATA commands and data over TCP/IP network between mobile appliances and stationary servers. It provides mobile users a virtual storage platform which is physically resided at remote home or office. As communications are made through insecure Internet connections, security risks of adopting this service become a concern. There are many reported cases in the history where attackers masquerade as legitimate users, illegally access to network-based applications or systems by breaking through the poor authentication gates. In this paper, we propose a mutual authentication and secure session termination scheme as the first and last defense steps to combat identity thief and fraud threat in particular for iATA services. Random validation factors, large prime numbers, current timestamps, one-way hash functions and one-time session key are deployed accordingly in the scheme. Moreover, we employ the concept of hard factorization problem (HFP) in the termination phase to against fraud termination requests. Theoretical security analysis discussed in later section indicates the scheme supports mutual authentication and is robust against several attacks such as verifiers' impersonation, replay attack, denial-of-services (DoS) attack and so on.

Dynamic Load Balancing and Network Adaptive Virtual Storage Service for Mobile Appliances

  • Ong, Ivy;Lim, Hyo-Taek
    • Journal of Information Processing Systems
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.53-62
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    • 2011
  • With the steady growth of mobile technology and applications, demand for more storage in mobile devices has also increased. A lightweight block-level protocol, Internet Advanced Technology Attachment (iATA), has been developed to deliver a cost-effective storage network solution for mobile devices to obtain more storage. This paper seeks to contribute to designing and implementing Load Balancing (LB), Network Monitoring (NM) and Write Replication (WR) modules to improve the protocol's scalability and data availability. LB and NM modules are invoked to collect system resources states and current network status at each associate node (server machine). A dynamic weight factor is calculated based on the collected information and sent to a referral server. The referral server is responsible to analyze and allocate the most ideal node with the least weight to serve the client. With this approach, the client can avoid connecting to a heavily loaded node that may cause delays in subsequent in-band I/O operations. Write replication is applied to the remaining nodes through a WR module by utilizing the Unison file synchronization program. A client initially connected to node IP A for write operations will have no hindrances in executing the relevant read operations at node IP B in new connections. In the worst case scenario of a node crashing, data remain recoverable from other functioning nodes. We have conducted several benchmark tests and our results are evaluated and verified in a later section.

Design and Parameter Optimization of Virtual Storage Protocol (iATA) for Mobile Devices (모바일 기기를 위한 가상 스토리지 프로토콜(iATA)의 설계 및 파라메터 최적화)

  • Yeoh, Chee-Min;Lim, Hyo-Taek
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.267-276
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    • 2009
  • Nowadays, numerous of valuable internet services are available not only for personal computer but also for mobile appliances in wireless network environment. Therefore, as the amount of contents is increased for those services, the storage limitation on mobile devices has became a significant issue. In this paper, we present a new block-level storage network protocol, iATA (Internet Advanced Technology Attachment) as a solution to the above problem. iATA is designed to transport ATA block-level data and command over the ubiquitous TCP/IP network. With iATA, a mobile appliance is able to access and control the ATA storage devices natively through network from anywhere and at anytime as if the storage devices is attached locally. We describe the concepts, design and diverse consideration of iATA protocol. Based on the benchmark experiments and application exploitation, we strongly believe that iATA as a light-weight protocol is efficient and cost-effective to be used as a storage network protocol on a resource limited device that utilizes common-off-the-shelf storage hardware and existing IP infrastructure.