Security and feasibility of power line communication system

Ali Hosseinpour, Amin Hosseinian-Far, Hamid Jahankhani, Alireza Ghadrdanizadi

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.Power Line Communication (PLC) has the potential to become the preferred connectivity technique for providing broadband to homes and offices with advantage of eliminating the need for new wiring infrastructure and reducing the cost. The PLC channel, its characterization, standardization and applications has been well studied. However, the security of PLC has not been investigated sufficiently, and such assessments are required for prospective implementation of successful PLC communication systems. Since PLC uses power line as the medium, it has similar characteristics with wireless communications from the security perspective. This paper provides discussion of security issues and feasibility for PLC networks. The authentication and cryptographic scheme used in PLC standard is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319232751
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag


  • Authentication
  • Cryptography
  • Integrity control
  • Power Line Communication
  • Security


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