Title: A study of vulnerabilities of wireless sensor network

Authors: Young-keun Lee; Malrey Lee; Suchul Hwang; Gisung Jeong

Addresses: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dason Orthopaedic Clinic, Deock Jin Gu, InhuDong, JeonJu, 561-756, Korea ' Center for Advanced Image and Information Technology, School of Electronics & Information Engineering, ChonBuk National University, 664-14, 1Ga, Deokjin-Dong, Jeonju, Chon Buk, 561-756, South Korea ' Dept. of Computer Systems and Engineering, Inha Technical College, 100 INHA-RO, Nam-Gu, Inchon, 402-752, Korea ' Department of Fire Service Administration, WonKwang University, 460, Iksandae-ro, Iksan, JeonBuk, 570-749, Korea

Abstract: The low computing power of sensors and especially their limited energy are obstacles to the deployment of advanced techniques, and many of the researchers are still searching for better solutions, which can accommodate security, would meld lifetime and a good latency of sensors. We have to remember that they are not the only secure solution in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The level of security and the vulnerability of a wireless sensors network depend on the application that we have to deploy. We suggest a few techniques in this paper. In future work, we may research to prolong the lifetime of the battery in the WSN by applying a solar mate in order to provide backup to the energy of power supply when it comes to drain.

Keywords: WSNs; wireless sensor networks; network security; vulnerabilities; sinkhole attacks; key management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2014.065779

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2014 Vol.16 No.1, pp.23 - 31

Received: 20 Feb 2014
Accepted: 26 Feb 2014

Published online: 19 Nov 2014 *

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