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Wireless sensor networks are vulnerable to a wide set of security attacks, including those targeting the routing protocol functionality. The multi-hop routing in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) offers little protection against identity deception through replaying routing information. An adversary can exploit this defect to launch various harmful or even devastating attacks against the routing protocols, including sinkhole attacks, wormhole attacks and Sybil attacks. To face this problem, the authors propose a truthful routing protocol which adopts the routing principle to cope with the network dimensions and relies on a distributed trust model for the detection and avoidance of malicious neighbors.