Title: A theoretical analysis of wireless localisation scamming attacks using silence mechanism

Authors: R. Jagatheeswari; C. Bilcah Boby; Chella Perumal Maheswaran

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Wireless networks are prone to scamming attacks that acts as a gateway for many other attacks on the networks. The cryptographic authentication is used to identify the nodes but it is always not possible because of the overhead requirements. In this paper, we proposed a method for both detecting scamming attacks, as well as locating the positions of adversaries performing the attacks. We propose to use the spatial correlation of received signal strength (RSS) to detect the scamming attacks and support vector machines (SVMs) to improve the accuracy of number of attackers. We evaluated our techniques through two networks as standard 802.11 (Wi-Fi) and 802.15.4 (Zig Bee) networks. Our experiment shows that the proposed method has 90% hit rate and precision in determining the number of attackers. Our localisation results using a representative set of algorithms provide strong evidence of high accuracy of localising multiple adversaries.

Keywords: wireless network security; scamming; silence mechanism; attack detection; localisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2017.083604

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2017 Vol.8 No.1, pp.35 - 44

Available online: 31 Mar 2017 *

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