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On Reliability of Clock-Skew-Based Remote Computer Identification

POLČÁK Libor and FRANKOVÁ Barbora. On Reliability of Clock-skew-based Remote Computer Identification. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography. Wien: SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications, 2014, pp. 291-298. ISBN 978-989-758-045-1.
Czech title
Spolehlivost vzálené identifikace počítače pomocí časových značek
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Polčák Libor, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Franková Barbora, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Keywords
Device Fingerprinting, Clock Skew, Security, Counter-measures.
Abstract
Clocks have a small in-built error. As the error is unique, each clock can be identified. This paper explores remote computer identification based on the estimation of clock skew computed from network packets. The previous knowledge of the method is expanded in various ways: (1) we argue about the amount of data that is necessary to get accurate clock skew estimation, (2) the study of different time stamp sources unveils several irregularities that hinders the identification, and (3) the distribution of clock skew in real network makes the precise identification hard or even impossible.
Published
2014
Pages
291-298
Proceedings
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography
Conference
11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Wien, AT
ISBN
978-989-758-045-1
Publisher
SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications
Place
Wien, AT
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB10612,
   author = "Libor Pol\v{c}\'{a}k and Barbora Frankov\'{a}",
   title = "On Reliability of Clock-Skew-Based Remote Computer Identification",
   pages = "291--298",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography",
   year = 2014,
   location = "Wien, AT",
   publisher = "SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications",
   ISBN = "978-989-758-045-1",
   doi = "10.5220/0005048502910298",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10612"
}
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