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Computers 2015, 4(4), 283-292; doi:10.3390/computers4040283

Hop-by-Hop Worm Propagation with Carryover Epidemic Model in Mobile Sensor Networks

Department of Information Security, Seoul Women’s University, 621 Hwarangro, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-774, Korea
Academic Editor: Pedro Alonso Jordá
Received: 15 June 2015 / Revised: 14 September 2015 / Accepted: 15 October 2015 / Published: 20 October 2015
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Abstract

In the internet, a worm is usually propagated in a random multi-hop contact manner. However, the attacker will not likely select this random multi-hop propagation approach in a mobile sensor network. This is because multi-hop worm route paths to random vulnerable targets can be often breached due to node mobility, leading to failure of fast worm spread under this strategy. Therefore, an appropriate propagation strategy is needed for mobile sensor worms. To meet this need, we discuss a hop-by-hop worm propagation model in mobile sensor networks. In a hop-by-hop worm propagation model, benign nodes are infected by worm in neighbor-to-neighbor spread manner. Since worm infection occurs in hop-by-hop contact, it is not substantially affected by a route breach incurred by node mobility. We also propose the carryover epidemic model to deal with the worm infection quota deficiency that might occur when employing an epidemic model in a mobile sensor network. We analyze worm infection capability under the carryover epidemic model. Moreover, we simulate hop-by-hop worm propagation with carryover epidemic model by using an ns-2 simulator. The simulation results demonstrate that infection quota carryovers are seldom observed where a node’s maximum speed is no less than 20 m/s. View Full-Text
Keywords: hop-by-hop worm propagation model; carryover epidemic model; mobile sensor network hop-by-hop worm propagation model; carryover epidemic model; mobile sensor network
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Ho, J.-W. Hop-by-Hop Worm Propagation with Carryover Epidemic Model in Mobile Sensor Networks. Computers 2015, 4, 283-292.

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