Blockchain-based Multifactor Authentication for Future 6G Cellular Networks : A Systematic Review

Jamil, Asim and Adnan Shahid, Khan and Rashad Mahmood, Saqib and Johari, Abdullah and Zeeshan, Ahmad and Shehla, Honey and Shehroz, Afzal and Malak S., Alqahtani and Mohamed, Abbas (2022) Blockchain-based Multifactor Authentication for Future 6G Cellular Networks : A Systematic Review. Applied Sciences, 12 (7). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2076-3417

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There are continued advances in the internet and communication fields regarding the deployment of 5G-based applications. It is expected that by 2030, 6G applications will emerge as a continued evolution of the mobile network. Blockchain technology is one of the leading supporting technologies predicted to provide a secure and unique network to 6G-enabled devices, transactions, and applications. It is anticipated that the 6G mobile networks will be virtualized, have cloud-based systems, and aim to be the foundation for the Internet of Everything. However, along with the development of communication technologies, threats from malicious parties have become more sophisticated, making security a significant concern for the 6G era in the future. Despite enormous efforts by researchers to improve security and authentication protocols, systems still face novel intrusion and attacks. Recently, multifactor authentication techniques (MFA) have been deployed as potential solutions to attacks in blockchains. The 6G applications and the cellular network have specific vulnerabilities that need to be addressed using blockchain-based MFA technologies. The current paper is a systematic review that discusses the three technologies under consideration; then, several studies are reviewed that discuss MFA techniques in general and use blockchains as potential solutions to future security and authentication issues that may arise for 6G applications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: 6G cellular network; blockchain technology; multifactor authentication technique; network security
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Khan
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 02:03
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 07:22

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