Validating Reliability of OMNeT++ in Wireless Networks DoS Attacks: Simulation vs. Testbed

Provided by: International Journal of Network Security
Topic: Enterprise Software
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Despite current 802.11i security protocol, wireless net-works are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Sending a continuous stream of forgery control frames by an attacker can easily flood wireless channel so that the network cannot be available for its associated users. These attacks are possible because wireless control frames do not carry any cryptographic mechanism to detect and discard forgery frames. In this paper, in parallel to the authors' experiments, they develop an extension module for wireless DoS attacks using OMNeT++ to assess the reliability of this simulation tool in compare to their real 802.11 wireless network testbed.

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