Security

Dynamic Malware Attack in Energy-Constrained Mobile Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

Large scale proliferation of wireless technologies are dependent on developing reliable security measures against outbreaks of malware. The first step toward this goal is investigating the possible attack strategies of wireless malware and the extent of damage they can incur. A malware in a mobile wireless network relies on the infrastructure of the network and the constrained resources to spread itself. This paper considers a battery-constrained mobile wireless network. The worm at each infective node at any given time may choose to amplify the transmission range and elevate the media scanning rate and thus increase the chance of contacting susceptible nodes and accelerate its spread.

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