On Classifying and Evaluating the Effect of Jamming Attacks

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While various wireless networks have advanced rapidly and become an indispensable infrastructure in the network environment, jamming attacks are the common challenging problem that makes them unavailable. Jamming attack is easy to be launched with little efforts while its damage is severe since it disrupts the communication of all the nodes in the jamming range. In this paper, the authors expand the definition of traditional jamming in order to cover more attacks like link-layer jamming and propose taxonomies of jamming attacks and countermeasures in wireless networks. They also propose the generalized risk criteria to evaluate the effect of jamming and instantiate an application through case study.