Detailed DoS attacks in wireless networks and countermeasures

Mohammed, Lawan A. and Issac, Biju (2007) Detailed DoS attacks in wireless networks and countermeasures. International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2 (3). pp. 157-166. ISSN 1743-8225

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IEEE 802.11 wireless networks have fuzzy boundaries, making it easy for an attacker to capture the transmitted packets. Also the attacker can send massive volume of illegitimate traffic and utilise system resources in a way that renders the system inoperable, thus denying access to authorised users. This paper is two fold in its description. Firstly, it describes some of the major vulnerabilities associated with wireless networks. Secondly, it demonstrates different methods of achieving Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in detail, as it applies to wireless networks and discusses and proposes different countermeasures to minimise the attacks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Countermeasures, DoS attacks, Vulnerabilities, Wireless network
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 15:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:45

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