International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science & Technology (IJARCST)
The open nature of the wireless medium leaves it vulnerable to interference attacks, typically referred to as jamming. This interference attacks can be used for performing eavesdropping and denial-of-service attacks on wireless network while eavesdropping can be prevented using cryptographic methods, in this paper, the authors address the problem of selective jamming attacks in wireless networks. In these attacks, the attacker is active only for a short period of time; attacker is targeting messages of high importance. They describe the advantages of selective jamming in terms of network performance degradation and attacker effort by presenting two cases. A selective attack on TCP and one on routing.