Thwarting inside jamming attacks on wireless broadcast communications

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Abstract

We address the problem of jamming-resistant broadcast communications under an internal threat model. We propose a time-delayed broadcast scheme (TDBS), which implements the broadcast operation as a series of unicast transmissions, distributed in frequency and time. TDBS does not rely on commonly shared secrets, or the existence of jammingimmune control channels for coordinating broadcasts. Instead, each node follows a unique pseudo-noise (PN) frequency hopping sequence. Contrary to conventional PN sequences designed for multi-access systems, our sequences exhibit high correlation to enable broadcast. Moreover, their design limits the information leakage due to the exposure of a subset of sequences by compromised nodes. We map the problem of constructing such PN sequences to the 1-factorization problem for complete graphs. Our evaluation results show that TDBS can maintain broadcast communications in the presence of inside jammers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiSec'11 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security
Pages29-40
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2011
Event4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, WiSec'11 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Jun 15 2011Jun 17 2011

Publication series

NameWiSec'11 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security

Other

Other4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, WiSec'11
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period6/15/116/17/11

Keywords

  • Broadcast communications
  • Denial-of-service
  • Graph factorization
  • Jamming
  • Security
  • Wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Liu, S., Lazos, L., & Krunz, M. (2011). Thwarting inside jamming attacks on wireless broadcast communications. In WiSec'11 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (pp. 29-40). (WiSec'11 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security). https://doi.org/10.1145/1998412.1998420