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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Internet Technology, volume 2, number 1, 2009 // View article inttech_v2_n1_2009_9


GTS Attack: An IEEE 802.15.4 MAC Layer Attack in Wireless Sensor Networks

Authors:
Radosveta Sokullu
Ilker Korkmaz
Orhan Dagdeviren

Keywords: IEEE 802.15.4 MAC; wireless sensor network attacks; Guaranteed Time Slot; GTS attack

Abstract:
In the last several years IEEE 802.15.4 has been accepted as the major MAC layer protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). It has attracted the interest of the research community involved in security issues because the increased range of application scenarios brings out new possibilities for misuse and taking improper advantage of sensor nodes and their operation. As these nodes are very resource restrained such possible attacks and their early detection must be carefully considered. This paper surveys the known attacks on wireless sensor networks, identifies and investigates a new attack, Guaranteed Time Slot (GTS) attack, taking as a basis the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC protocol for WSN. The GTS Attack is simulated with different scenarios using ns-2 and the results are evaluated both from the point of view of the attacked and the attacker.

Pages: 104 to 114

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2009. Used with permission.

Publication date: June 7, 2009

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2652

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