Authenticated Multicast

AuthoCast LogoMobile multicast scenarios like IPTV or group conferencing are likely to soon extend into the mobile world: A sportscaster (without support of tradional, expensive broadcasting equipment) may feed its live stream from a sailing regatta to an Internet TV channel. But how to prevent an attacker from hijacking this open Internet channel?

AuthoCast defines a protocol scheme that allows for authentication of mobile Multicast senders in native IP and overlay networks.