Open issues in differentiating misbehavior and anomalies for VANETs

Rens W. van der Heijden, Frank Kargl

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    This position paper proposes new challenges in data-centric misbehavior detection for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). In VANETs, which aim to improve safety and efficiency of road transportation by enabling communication between vehicles, an important challenge is how vehicles can be certain that messages they receive are correct. Incorrectness of messages may be caused by malicious participants, damaged sensors, delayed messages or they may be triggered by software bugs. An essential point is that due to the wide deployment in these networks, we cannot assume that all vehicles will behave correctly. This effect is stronger due to the privacy requirements, as those requirements include multiple certificates per vehicle to hide its identity. To detect these incorrect messages, the research community has developed misbehavior data-centric detection mechanisms, which attempt to recognize the messages by semantically analyzing the content. The detection of anomalous messages can be used to detect and eventually revoke the certificate of the sender, if the message was malicious. However, this approach is made difficult by rare events –such as accidents–, which are essentially anomalous messages that may trigger the detection mechanisms. The idea we wish to explore in this paper is how attack detection may be improved by also considering the detection of specific types of anomalous events, such as accidents.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2014)
    Place of PublicationLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
    PublisherVehicular Lab, University of Luxembourg
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-2-87971-124-9
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014
    Event2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication, FG-IVC 2014: Proceedings of the 2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgesprach Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2014) - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
    Duration: 20 Feb 201421 Feb 2014

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    PublisherVehicular Lab, University of Luxembourg


    Workshop2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication, FG-IVC 2014
    CityLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
    Other20-21 February 2014


    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • METIS-309781
    • IR-93394
    • EWI-25513

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