Secure and Efficient Blockchain Scheme for the Internet of Bikes

keywords: IoT, Blockchain, security, IoB, cloning attacks, trust
Blockchain has recently emerged as an auspicious technology for enabling vulnerable data to be exchanged anonymously and securely within Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Furthermore, Blockchain can be used as an access control mechanism to present a decentralized solution to the distributed authentication problem in the Internet of Bikes (IoB). Although several Blockchain access control mechanisms have been proposed to address the security concerns in IoB, most of them are still vulnerable to some active attacks, especially the cloning attacks. Therefore, this paper proposes a new Trust-Based Access Control Blockchain System (TBACS) to address the cloning attack based on using a secure Trusted Digital Ticket (DGT). The simulations of our solution through the Hyperledger Fabric are showing relevant results in terms of communication overhead and the detection probability of cloning attacks.
reference: Vol. 41, 2022, No. 2, pp. 424–442