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Denial-of-Service in Wireless Sensor Networks: Attacks and Defenses

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2 Author(s)
Raymond, David R. ; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg ; Midkiff, S.F.

This survey of denial-of-service threats and countermeasures considers wireless sensor platforms' resource constraints as well as the denial-of-sleep attack, which targets a battery-powered device's energy supply. Here, we update the survey of denial-of-service threats with current threats and countermeasures.In particular, we more thoroughly explore the denial-of-sleep attack, which specifically targets the energy-efficient protocols unique to sensor network deployments. We start by exploring such networks' characteristics and then discuss how researchers have adapted general security mechanisms to account for these characteristics.

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Pervasive Computing, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan.-March 2008

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