Catabolism attack and anabolism defense: a novel attack and traceback mechanism in opportunistic networks

Alajeely, Majeed, Doss, Robin, Ahmad, Asma’a and Mak-Hau, Vicky 2015, Catabolism attack and anabolism defense: a novel attack and traceback mechanism in opportunistic networks, Computer communications, vol. 71, pp. 111-118, doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2015.10.004.

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Title Catabolism attack and anabolism defense: a novel attack and traceback mechanism in opportunistic networks
Author(s) Alajeely, Majeed
Doss, RobinORCID iD for Doss, Robin
Ahmad, Asma’a
Mak-Hau, VickyORCID iD for Mak-Hau, Vicky
Journal name Computer communications
Volume number 71
Start page 111
End page 118
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-11-01
ISSN 1873-703X
Keyword(s) Opportunistic Networks
Packet Dropping Attacks
Malicious Node Detection
Science & Technology
Computer Science, Information Systems
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Computer Science
Summary Security is a major challenge in Opportunistic Networks (OppNets) because of its characteristics, such as open medium, dynamic topology, no centralized management and absent clear lines of defense.A packet dropping attack is one of the major security threats in OppNets since neither source nodes nor destination nodes have the knowledge of where or when the packet will be dropped. In this paper, we present a novel attack and traceback mechanism against a special type of packet dropping where the malicious node drops one or more packets and then injects new fake packets instead. We call this novel attack a Catabolism Attack and we call our novel traceback mechanism against this attack Anabolism Defense. Our novel detection and traceback mechanism is very powerful and has very high accuracy. Each node can detect and then traceback the malicious nodes based on a solid and powerful idea that is, hash chain techniques. In our defense techniques we have two stages. The first stage is to detect the attack, and the second stage is to find the malicious nodes. Simulation results show this robust mechanism achieves a very high accuracy and detection rate.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.comcom.2015.10.004
Field of Research 0805 Distributed Computing
1005 Communications Technologies
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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