He, Zhitao and Voigt, Thiemo (2013) Droplet: A New Denial-of-Service Attack on Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 10th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems , 16-18 Oct. 2013, Hangzhou, China.
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In this paper we present a new kind of Denial-of-Service attack against the PHY layer of low power wireless sensor networks. Overcoming the very limited range of jamming-based attacks, this attack can penetrate deep into a target network with high power efficiency. We term this the Droplet attack, as it attains enormous disruption by dropping small, payload-less frame headers to its victim's radio receiver, depriving the latter of bandwidth and sleep time. We demonstrate the Droplet attack's high damage rate to full duty-cycle receivers, and further show that a high frequency version of Droplet can even force nodes running on very low duty-cycle MAC protocols to drop most of their packets.
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|Deposited By:||Zhitao He|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2013 16:01|
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