Journal of Information Processing
Online ISSN : 1882-6652
ISSN-L : 1882-6652
CREBAS: Enabling Network Access Control in a Home with One Click
Naoki MatsumotoDaisuke KotaniYasuo Okabe
Author information

2023 Volume 31 Pages 174-184


Many smart home devices, such as smart speakers, are connected to a home network. Conventional home networks do not control communications among devices, including malicious devices. As a result, malicious devices in a home network can steal private information and manipulate devices that have no or weak access control mechanisms. Some methods have been proposed to protect devices, but cannot control communications in some situations and do not discuss their authorization architecture or usability. Malicious devices can bypass access control, and users may make incorrect configurations due to their complexity. They can make access control meaningless. In this paper, we propose CREBAS, which enables network access control to protect devices from malicious or unintended communications. We propose a capability-based authorization architecture and discuss its validity according to the guidelines for access control in a home. Also, we propose methods that provide more fine-grained and stricter network access control according to authorized capabilities. We have implemented a prototype of CREBAS. The prototype has shown that the performance degradation is acceptable, and it is possible to perform access control with one click in a real protocol used in a home network.

Content from these authors
© 2023 by the Information Processing Society of Japan
Previous article Next article