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Sensors 2011, 11(3), 2496-2504;

Patrol Detection for Replica Attacks on Wireless Sensor Networks

School of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, China
School of Electronic and Optical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094, China
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Received: 31 December 2010 / Revised: 10 February 2011 / Accepted: 14 February 2011 / Published: 28 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Replica attack is a critical concern in the security of wireless sensor networks. We employ mobile nodes as patrollers to detect replicas distributed in different zones in a network, in which a basic patrol detection protocol and two detection algorithms for stationary and mobile modes are presented. Then we perform security analysis to discuss the defense strategies against the possible attacks on the proposed detection protocol. Moreover, we show the advantages of the proposed protocol by discussing and comparing the communication cost and detection probability with some existing methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; security; replica attack; mobile nodes wireless sensor networks; security; replica attack; mobile nodes
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Wang, L.-M.; Shi, Y. Patrol Detection for Replica Attacks on Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2011, 11, 2496-2504.

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