Protected Control Packets to Prevent Denial of Services Attacks in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks
Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack exploits inherent limitation of resources in wireless networks in attempt to overwhelm and exhaust their finite capacity. In wireless networks, clear-text form of Control Packets (CP) exhibits a security flaw that can be exploited by attackers to render the networks incapable of providing normal services. While these attacks are quite damaging in terms of consuming available processing and bandwidth resources, they are easy to conduct against the wireless networks. In this paper, the authors propose two distinct models to prevent wireless DoS and replay attacks based on trust in CP for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.