A traffic flow theory aided physical measurement-based Sybil nodes detection mechanism in vehicular ad-hoc networks

Dongxu Jin, Joo Seok Song

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In Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, security is a important issue. In the past years, several approaches have been proposed for solving Sybil attack. In this paper a novel scheme to detect the Sybil nodes is presented. The proposed scheme utilizes unmodifiable physical measurements of beacon messages. To increase the detection accuracy, traffic flow theory and safety guard distance is introduced in. The simulation results show 97% detection rate of Sybil nodes, with only about 2% error rate and low overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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