Stealth Attacks on Vehicular Wireless Networks

Date Added: Jan 2011
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In this paper, the authors discuss various issues related to so-called stealth attacks. They elaborate on stealth attacks in the context of three common types of wireless networks, namely ad hoc networks, hybrid networks, and sensor networks. They consider the relevance of these settings to various vehicular environments; e.g., emergency and rescue operations, military operations, and theft recovery. Along with this, they discuss adversarial models. They furthermore explore the level of threat in a set of example situations and discuss potential tools that could be used to reduce the severity of stealth attacks in these contexts.