The Process to disable ADHOC wireless sensor networks by depleting power using routing protocols

N Santoshi Lakshmi, M V.V.S.Narayana Murthy


The consequence of Vampire attacks on link-state, distance-vector, source routing and geographic and beacon routing protocols as well as a logical ID-based sensor network routing protocol. Whereas this is by no means a comprehensive list of routing protocols which are susceptible to Vampire attacks we analysis the covered protocols as a significant subset of the routing solution space and stress that our attacks are probable to apply to other protocols. Assuming that packet giving out drains at least as much energy from the victims as from the attacker a incessantly recharging adversary can keep at least one node enduringly disabled at the cost of its own functionality. However recall that sending any packet automatically constitutes augmentation allowing few Vampires to attack many honest nodes. Dual-cycle networks with mandatory sleep and awake periods are evenly susceptible to Vampires during active duty as long as the Vampire’s cycle switching is in sync with other nodes. Vampire attacks may be damaged by using groups of nodes with staggered cycles only active-duty nodes are vulnerable while the Vampire is active nodes are safe while the Vampire sleeps. Though this security is only successful when duty cycle groups outnumber Vampires given that it only takes one Vampire per group to carry out the attack.


Denial of service, security, routing, ad hoc networks, sensor networks, wireless networks.


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