Securing the Wireless Mesh Networks Against Epidemic Attack

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In recent years, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have emerged as a promising platform to provide easy Internet access. However, this increasing popularity of WMNs makes them an ideal target for different attacks. One such attack is the pollution attack/epidemic attack. Epidemic attack is a severe security problem in wireless mesh networks. Several papers in the literature bring about the idea of securing the WMN, however their role of defending the pollution attack is limited. This paper provides an environment to detect and identify the malicious node that pollutes the packets.

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