Droplet: A New Denial-of-Service Attack on Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks
Number of Authors: 2
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we present a new kind of Denial-of-Service attack against the PHY layer of low power wireless sensor networks. Overcoming the very limited range of jamming-based attacks, this attack can penetrate deep into a target network with high power efficiency. We term this the Droplet attack, as it attains enormous disruption by dropping small, payload-less frame headers to its victim's radio receiver, depriving the latter of bandwidth and sleep time. We demonstrate the Droplet attack's high damage rate to full duty-cycle receivers, and further show that a high frequency version of Droplet can even force nodes running on very low duty-cycle MAC protocols to drop most of their packets.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013, 10. 542-550 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-15433OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-15433DiVA: diva2:1036750
10th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems