Secure protocol for peer-to-peer network

  • US 10,575,174 B2
  • Filed: 01/18/2017
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of managing wireless communications, the method comprising:

  • operating a wireless user device as a member of a peer-to-peer group, including, at the wireless user device;

    identifying a first remote device that is attempting to join the peer-to-peer group, including obtaining a media access control (MAC) address from the first remote device;

    handshaking with the first remote device, including;

    determining, based on the MAC address, whether a pairwise master key of the first remote device is valid; and

    in response to determining that the pairwise master key of the first remote device is valid, generating a transient key for the first remote device based on the pairwise master key of the first remote device.

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