Link-layer jamming attacks on S-MAC

Y.W. Law, Pieter H. Hartel, Jeremy den Hartog, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    We argue that among denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, link-layer jamming is a more attractive option to attackers than radio jamming is. By exploiting the semantics of the link-layer protocol (aka MAC protocol), an attacker can achieve better efficiency than blindly jamming the radio signals alone. We investigate some jamming attacks of S-MAC, what level of effectiveness and efficiency the attack can potentially achieve, and what countermeasures can be implemented against these attacks.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN)
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-8801-1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
    Event2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2005 - Hyatt Regency, Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 31 Jan 20052 Feb 2005
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2005
    Abbreviated titleEWSN
    Other31 Jan. - 2 Feb. 2005


    • EWI-703
    • IR-54505
    • METIS-228761
    • SCS-Cybersecurity

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