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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1447-1472; doi:10.3390/s100301447
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Achieving Network Level Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Received: 17 December 2009; in revised form: 4 February 2010 / Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 26 February 2010
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Abstract: Full network level privacy has often been categorized into four sub-categories: Identity, Route, Location and Data privacy. Achieving full network level privacy is a critical and challenging problem due to the constraints imposed by the sensor nodes (e.g., energy, memory and computation power), sensor networks (e.g., mobility and topology) and QoS issues (e.g., packet reach-ability and timeliness). In this paper, we proposed two new identity, route and location privacy algorithms and data privacy mechanism that addresses this problem. The proposed solutions provide additional trustworthiness and reliability at modest cost of memory and energy. Also, we proved that our proposed solutions provide protection against various privacy disclosure attacks, such as eavesdropping and hop-by-hop trace back attacks.
Keywords: anonymity; eavesdropping; hop-by-hop trace back; privacy; routing; wireless sensor networks anonymity; eavesdropping; hop-by-hop trace back; privacy; routing; wireless sensor networks
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Shaikh, R.A.; Jameel, H.; D’Auriol, B.J.; Lee, H.; Lee, S.; Song, Y.-J. Achieving Network Level Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 1447-1472.

AMA Style

Shaikh RA, Jameel H, D’Auriol BJ, Lee H, Lee S, Song Y-J. Achieving Network Level Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2010; 10(3):1447-1472.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Shaikh, Riaz Ahmed; Jameel, Hassan; D’Auriol, Brian J.; Lee, Heejo; Lee, Sungyoung; Song, Young-Jae. 2010. "Achieving Network Level Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 10, no. 3: 1447-1472.



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