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On a New Type of Denial of Service Attack in Wireless Networks: The Distributed Jammer Network

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In this paper, the authors introduce a new type of denial of service attack to wireless networks: Distributed Jammer Network (DJN), which is made of a large number of low-power, tiny radio jammers. Recent advancements in MEMS and NANO technologies made it possible to build nano-scale jammers that can be deployed in quantities of tens of thousands if not more. Jamming attack on wireless networks was traditionally treated from the perspective of individual jammers. They advocate an approach based on the networked perspective, and using this networked approach they show that some interesting results can be obtained. In the paper, first, they demonstrate that DJN can cause a phase transition in the performance of the target network.

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