Detecting man-in-the-middle and wormhole attacks in wireless mesh networks

Glass, Stephen, Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram and Portmann, Marius (2009). Detecting man-in-the-middle and wormhole attacks in wireless mesh networks. In: Irfan Awan, Muhammad Younas, Takahiro Hara and Arjan Durresi, Proceedings: The IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA 2009. The IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-09), Bradford, U.K., (530-538). 26-29 May, 2009. doi:10.1109/AINA.2009.131

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Author Glass, Stephen
Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Portmann, Marius
Title of paper Detecting man-in-the-middle and wormhole attacks in wireless mesh networks
Conference name The IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-09)
Conference location Bradford, U.K.
Conference dates 26-29 May, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings: The IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA 2009
Journal name Proceedings of the International Conference on Advance Information Networking and Applications (AINA)
Place of Publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/AINA.2009.131
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781424440009
1424440009
9780769536385
0769536387
ISSN 1550-445X
Editor Irfan Awan
Muhammad Younas
Takahiro Hara
Arjan Durresi
Start page 530
End page 538
Total pages 9
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Wireless networks are being used increasingly in industrial, health care, military and public-safety environments. In these environments security is extremely important because a successful attack against the network may pose a threat to human life. To secure such wireless networks against hostile attack requires both preventative and detective measures.

In this paper we propose a novel intrusion detection mechanism that identifies man-in-the-middle and wormhole attacks against wireless mesh networks by external adversaries. A simple modification to the wireless MAC protocol is proposed to expose the presence of an adversary conducting a frame-relaying attack. We evaluate the modified MAC protocol experimentally and show the detection mechanism to have a high detection rate, no false positives and a small computational and communication overhead.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during AINA Technical Session 6C: "Security 1: Intrusion Detection Systems". Published as Article number 5076244.

 
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