Canning spam in wireless gossip networks

Daniela Gavidia*, Gian Paolo Jesi, Chandana Gamage, Maarten van Steen

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Abstract

Once a problem associated only with email, spam is now affecting other media, such as instant messaging, blogs, newsgroups and mobile phone messaging. As wireless networks become more commonplace, we can expect that spam will find its way into upcoming wireless communication services. This paper studies the threat posed by malicious nodes inserting spam in a wireless network using gossiping as a method for information dissemination. We identify the security mechanisms needed to protect our gossip network against the proliferation of spam, reducing the problem to a matter of finding and removing corrupted messages. Finally, we propose a probabilistic method of integrity checking to contain the spread of spam which we evaluate through extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Fourth Annual Conference on Wireless on Demand Network Systems and Services, WONS'07
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages30-37
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0860-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Annual Conference on Wireless on Demand Network Systems and Services, WONS 2007 - Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria
Duration: 24 Jan 200726 Jan 2007
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th Annual Conference on Wireless on Demand Network Systems and Services, WONS 2007
Abbreviated titleWONS
CountryAustria
CityObergurgl, Tyrol
Period24/01/0726/01/07

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