Attack-Resistant Collaboration in Wireless Video Streaming Social Networks

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

Users using the same video streaming service within a wireless network share the same limited backbone bandwidth to the Internet. These users are motivated to collaborate with each other to obtain better-quality service. The decisions and actions of users influence the performance of others; hence they form a social network. In a fully-distributed wireless network, malicious attack can cause much more damage than over the Internet since the unstable wireless channel allows hostile users to mimic as a non-malicious user.