Link-layer jamming attacks on S-MAC

Y.W. Law, P.H. Hartel, J.I. Hartog, den, P.J.M. Havinga

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    We argue that among denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, link-layer jamming is a more attractive option to attackers than radio jamming is. By exploiting the semantics of the link-layer protocol (aka MAC protocol), an attacker can achieve better efficiency than blindly jamming the radio signals alone. In this paper, we investigate some jamming attacks on S-MAC, the level of effectiveness and efficiency the attacks can potentially achieve and a countermeasure that can be implemented against one of these attacks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2005) 31 January - 2 Februari 2005, Istanbul, Turkey
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-8801-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2005) -
    Duration: 31 Jan 20052 Feb 2005
    Conference number: 2


    Conference2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2005)
    Abbreviated titleEWSN 2005
    OtherEWSN 2005, Istanbul, Turkey


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