PA-SHWMP: A Privacy-Aware Secure Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol for IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have emerged as a key technology for next generation wireless networks and provide a low-cost and convenient solution to the last-mile problem. Security and privacy issues are of paramount importance to WMNs for their wide deployment and for supporting service-oriented applications. Moreover, to support real-time services, WMNs must also be equipped with secure, reliable, and efficient routing protocols. Therefore, a number of research studies have been devoted to privacy-preserving routing protocols in WMNs. However, these studies cannot defend against inside attacks effectively, often take it for granted that every internal node is cooperative and trustworthy and rarely consider dividing the user privacy information into different categories according to the security requirements.