802.11i Encryption Key Distribution Using Quantum Cryptography
Divya Ahir1, Khayti Darbar2, Ankur Dave3
1Divya S. Ahir, M. Tech Institute Of Technology, Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat, India.
2Khyati K. Darbar, M. Tech Institute Of Technology, Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat, India.
3Ankur P. Dave, M. Tech Institute Of Technology, Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat, India.
Manuscript received on January 25, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on February 13, 2014. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2014. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-3, Issue-3, February 2014. | Retrieval Number: B2396123213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Quantum cryptography is an emerging technology in which two parties may simultaneously generate shared, secret cryptographic key material using the transmission of quantum states of light. Key distribution is the problem of classical cryptography algorithm, and tends to provide safe channel to transport key. Quantum cryptography could distribute key in quantum channel. Eavesdropper cannot access to key on quantum channel. Research on the application of quantum cryptography in mobile networks is still premature. In this paper, we analyze the interests of using quantum technique for the distribution of encryption keys in 802.11 wireless networks, and propose a scheme integrating quantum cryptography in 802.11i security mechanisms for the distribution of the encryption keys. The use of an apparatus network to provide alternative line-of-sight paths is also discussed.
Keywords: 802.11i, Quantum cryptography, Network security.