On using tpm for secure identities in future home networks

Holger Kinkelin, Ralph Holz, Heiko Niedermayer, Simon Mittelberger, Georg Carle

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Security should be integrated into future networks from the beginning, not as an extension. Secure identities and authentication schemes are an important step to fulfill this quest. In this article, we argue that home networks are a natural trust anchor for such schemes. We describe our concept of home networks as a universal point of reference for authentication, trust and access control, and show that our scheme can be applied to any next generation network. As home networks are no safe place, we apply Trusted Computing technology to prevent the abuse of identities, i.e., identity theft.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFuture Internet
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Authentication
  • Future home networks
  • Identity management
  • Next generation networks
  • Trust
  • Trusted computing


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