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Title: Considerations on visible light communication security by applying the risk matrix methodology for risk assessment
Authors: Marín-García, Ignacio 
Chavez Burbano, Patricia 
Rabadán Borges, José Alberto 
Guerra Yánez, Víctor 
Pérez-Jiménez, Rafael 
UNESCO Clasification: 33 Ciencias tecnológicas
Keywords: Communication
Computer security
Local area networks
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: PLoS ONE 
Abstract: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Visible Light Communications (VLC) is a cutting edge technology for data communication that is being considered to be implemented in a wide range of applications such as Inter-vehicle communication or Local Area Network (LAN) communication. As a novel technology, some aspects of the implementation of VLC have not been deeply considered or tested. Among these aspects, security and its implementation may become an obstacle for VLCs broad usage. In this article, we have used the well-known Risk Matrix methodology to determine the relative risk that several common attacks have in a VLC network. Four examples: a War Driving, a Queensland alike Denial of Service, a Preshared Key Cracking, and an Evil Twin attack, illustrate the utilization of the methodology over a VLC implementation. The used attacks also covered the different areas delimited by the attack taxonomy used in this work. By defining and determining which attacks present a greater risk, the results of this work provide a lead into which areas should be invested to increase the safety of VLC networks.
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188759
Source: PLoS One [ISSN 1932-6203], v. 12 (11)
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