Detecting Man-in-the-Middle and Wormhole Attacks in Wireless Mesh Networks

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Title Detecting Man-in-the-Middle and Wormhole Attacks in Wireless Mesh Networks
Author Glass, S.; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram; Portmann, Marius
Publication Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 2009
Editor Peter Harrison etal.
Year Published 2009
Place of publication New York
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Wireless networks are being used increasingly in industrial, health care, military and public-safety environments. In these environments security is extremely important because a successful attack against the network may pose a threat to human life. To secure such wireless networks against hostile attack requires both preventative and detective measures.In this paper we propose a novel intrusion detection mechanism that identifies man-in-the-middle and wormhole attacks against wireless mesh networks by external adversaries. A simple modification to the wireless MAC protocol is proposed to expose the presence of an adversary conducting a frame-relaying attack. We evaluate the modified MAC protocol experimentally and show the detection mechanism to have a high detection rate, no false positives and a small computational and communication overhead.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2009.131
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ISBN 978-1-4244-4000-9
Conference name AINA'09: 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
Location Bradford, UK
Date From 2009-05-26
Date To 2009-05-29
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30825
Date Accessioned 2010-05-21
Date Available 2010-06-16T05:42:58Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Information and Computing Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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