A Study of the TKIP Cryptographic DoS Attack

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Title A Study of the TKIP Cryptographic DoS Attack
Author Glass, Steve; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks
Editor Arek Dadej
Year Published 2007
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Wireless networks, especially those based on 802.11, have found widespread use in domestic, commercial, educational, military and public-safety environments. The security of these wireless networks is assuming an increasing importance as users come to rely on the availability and correct functioning of wireless network services. This paper investigates the cryptographic denial-of-service (DoS) attack against the 802.11i TKIP security protocol. We have conducted a laboratory study and show that it takes very little effort to bring TKIP-protected network traffic to a complete halt. This attack maybe used not just to compromise availability but is also an effective means of conducting a security-level rollback to the insecure WEP protocol. We use a testbed network to evaluate a remedial measure that eliminates the vulnerability on which the attack is based.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ieee.org/portal/site
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICON.2007.4444062
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ISBN 1424412307
Conference name 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2007)
Location Adelaide, Australia
Date From 2007-11-19
Date To 2007-11-21
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/19721
Date Accessioned 2008-03-31
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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