Denial of Service Attacks Against 802.11 DCF

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Title Denial of Service Attacks Against 802.11 DCF
Author Chen, Bo; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference: Applied Computing 2006
Editor Nuno Guimaraes, Pedro Isaias, Ambrosio Goikoetxea
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Spain
Publisher IADIS Press
Abstract This paper investigates the vulnerabilities in the 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) mechanisms. We have conducted a series of Denial of Service (DoS) attack experiments targeting at the 802.11 DCF and evaluated the effectiveness of such attacks on different configurations. The results show that any current or upcoming 802.11 standards would not provide adequate help to mitigate the risk of DoS attacks. Therefore, the 802.11-based wireless LANs should not be used in any environments where the requirement of network availability is essential. We have also analysed some countermeasures against such attacks.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 IADIS Press. Use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website.
ISBN 972-8924-09-7
Conference name IADIS International Conference: Applied Computing 2006
Location San Sebastian, Spain
Date From 2006-02-25
Date To 2006-02-28
Date Accessioned 2007-03-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject Computer Communications Networks; Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences; Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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