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Vulnerabilities in Epidemic Forwarding

El Fawal, Alaeddine and Le Boudec, Jean-Yves and Salamatian, Kave (2007) Vulnerabilities in Epidemic Forwarding. In: The First IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC2007), 1900-01-01.

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Abstract

We identify vulnerabilities in epidemic forwarding. We address broadcast applications over wireless ad-hoc networks. Epidemic forwarding employs several mechanisms such as inhibition and spread control, and each of them can be implemented using alternative methods. Thus, the existence of vulnerabilities is highly dependent on the methods used. We examine the links between them. We classify vulnerabilities into two categories: malicious and rational. We examine the effect of the attacks according to the number of attackers and the different network settings such as density, mobility and congestion. We show that malicious attacks are hard to achieve and their impacts are scenario dependent. In contrast, rational attackers always obtain a significant benefit. The evaluation is carried out using detailed realistic simulations over networks with up to 1000 nodes. We consider static scenarios, as well as vehicular networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: The First IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC2007)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemic Forwarding ; VANET ; Vehicular Network ; Security in Ad Hoc Network ; Cheating in Ad Hoc Network ; Spread Control ; Inhibition ; Haggle cs_eprint_id ; 1675 cs_uid ; 398
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41535
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2008 02:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41535

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