Wormhole detection in wireless sensor networks using spanning trees

Karoly Harsanyi, Attila Kiss, T. Szirányi

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks and ad-hoc networks are gaining popularity rapidly due to their ability to solve challenging problems and the fact that, thanks to recent technological advancements, it is now possible to build smarter and denser networks. For example, they serve as the basis of the Internet of Things. Naturally, it is in the users best interest to develop increasingly secure networks. In some cases, the sensors are used in unknown or hostile environments. This and the vulnerability of the wireless communication channels used by arbitrary mobile communication networks means that they are exposed to various kinds of attacks. One of the most severe threats is the wormhole attack because an adversary can start the attack without compromising sensors or breaking through cryptographic defense mechanisms. In this paper, we propose a novel method for detecting wormhole attacks and identifying the affected sensors. Our approach does not rely on using any special measurement, only the connectivity information of the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Future IoT Technologies, Future IoT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538612088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Future IoT Technologies, Future IoT 2018 - Eger, Hungary
Duration: Jan 18 2018Jan 19 2018

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Future IoT Technologies, Future IoT 2018
CountryHungary
CityEger
Period1/18/181/19/18

Keywords

  • network theory
  • security
  • sensor networks
  • wormhole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Harsanyi, K., Kiss, A., & Szirányi, T. (2018). Wormhole detection in wireless sensor networks using spanning trees. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Future IoT Technologies, Future IoT 2018 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIOT.2018.8325596