Collaborative Attacks in WiMAX Networks

Date Added: Jul 2009
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In this paper, the authors discuss security problems, with a focus on collaborative attacks, in the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) scenario. The WiMAX protocol suite, which includes but is not limited to DOCSIS, DES, and AES, consists of a large number of protocols. They present briefly the WiMAX standard and its vulnerabilities. They pinpoint the problems with individual protocols in the WiMAX protocol suite, and discuss collaborative attacks on WiMAX systems. They present theoretical models and practical solutions to profile, model, and analyze collaborative attacks in WiMAX.