Techniques are presented herein to provide an efficient and secure signature scheme to authenticate route discovery in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). Specifically, the techniques presented herein provide a scheme where multi-signatures are generated with cryptographic keys provided by Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) on each Mesh Router (MR) in the WMN. The keys can protect device identities, which may secure the network devices against attacks, and, in at least some instances, the cryptographic keys can also provide authentication and encryption at the software/application level. Overall, the techniques may eliminate the need for a Key Generation Center (KGC) in the WMN and do not require MRs to cooperate to construct a signature. Thus, among other advantages, the techniques described herein may be efficient and inexpensive to implement.

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