A Smart Home Automation Security by Integrating Device Fingerprinting

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Nowadays home automation systems have become widespread in several industries by playing a vital role in dominating many process-related operations. We live in the world of automation wherein most of the systems have become machine-driven. Home automation involves automatic controlling of home appliances using completely different technologies and controllers over desktops, laptops, smart phones or tablets. This paper explains the importance of accessing modern smart home over the internet and highlights various security issues with it.The work explains the evolution of device fingerprinting approach and moreover, a two stage verification process for smart home ,using device fingerprinting and login credentials ,which verifies the user devices as well as the user accessing the home over internet.

Keywords: Home-automation, AES Algorithm, Device fingerprinting, login credential


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