Protocol to Access White Space Database:Security Considerations

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This document analyses common security threats of the Protocol to Access White Space database (PAWS), and describes their potential impacts on message exchanges between master device and white space database when implementing PAWS. Meanwhile, the corresponding countermeasures are also introduced in this document. The PAWS is used for retrieving the available white space information at a given location and time from a white space database.


Yizhuang Wu (
Yang Cui (

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