On Mitigating On-Off Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks

Zhe WEI  Fang WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.1   pp.298-301
Publication Date: 2018/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.298
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Mobile Information Network and Personal Communications
reputation,  on-off attack,  wireless sensor network,  penalty,  

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In wireless sensor networks, the on-off attacker nodes can present good behaviors and then opportunistically and selectively behave badly to compromise the network. Such misbehaving nodes are usually difficult to be spotted by the network system in a short term. To address this issue, in this study, we propose a reputation scheme to mitigate the on-off attack. In addition, a penalty module is properly designed so that the reputation scheme can effectively respond to the on-off misbehaviors and make such nodes quickly detected by the system, hence the minimization of their influence. We confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed scheme through simulation tests.