A cluster-based countermeasure against MAC layer attacks in IEEE 802.11 MANETs

Fei Shi, Weijie Liu, Dongxu Jin, Joo Seok Song

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Abstract

MANETs become a considerable interest nowadays. However, these types of networks are vulnerable to a large group of attacks, e.g., MAC layer attacks. Most of the previous researches related to security issues focus on detection of misbehaviors after it occurred. We propose a new way of thinking to evade occurrence of misbehaviors. A novel clustering algorithm is presented using analytic hierarchy process to elect clusterhead. Afterwards, the clusterhead is required to assign backoff values to originators in its transmission range, which are also the members in the corresponding cluster, rather than permitting the originators to choose backoff values. Meanwhile, the elected clusterhead also monitors whether originators obey the backoff values. With the proposed scheme, the misuse of the backoff in MAC layer in 802.11 DCF can be prevented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation for Applied Science and Technology
Pages2662-2666
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 20
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2012 Nov 22012 Nov 6

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume284-287
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period12/11/212/11/6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shi, F., Liu, W., Jin, D., & Song, J. S. (2013). A cluster-based countermeasure against MAC layer attacks in IEEE 802.11 MANETs. In Innovation for Applied Science and Technology (pp. 2662-2666). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 284-287). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.284-287.2662