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Work-in-Progress: A Novel Approach to Detection and Avoid Sybil Attack in MANET

  • Anitha S. SastryEmail author
  • Sadhana S. Chitlapalli
  • S. Akhila
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 80)

Abstract

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) require a unique, distinct, and persistent identity per node in order for their security protocols to be viable, Sybil attacks pose a serious threat to such networks. Fully self-organized MANETs represent complex distributed systems that may also be part of a huge complex system, such as a complex system-of-systems used for crisis management operations. Due to the complex nature of MANETs and its resource constraint nodes, there has always been a need to develop security solutions. A Sybil attacker can either create more than one identity on a single physical device in order to launch a coordinated attack on the network or can switch identities in order to weaken the detection process, thereby promoting lack of accountability in the network. In this research, we propose a scheme to detect the new identities of Sybil attackers without using centralized trusted third party or any extra hardware, such as directional antennae or a geographical positioning system. Through the help of extensive simulations, we are able to demonstrate that our proposed scheme detects Sybil identities with 95% accuracy (true positive) and about 5% error rate (false positive) even in the presence of mobility.

Keywords

Ad hoc network MANET Mobility Sybil attack 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anitha S. Sastry
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sadhana S. Chitlapalli
    • 1
  • S. Akhila
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ECEGlobal Academy of TechnologyBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of ECEBMSCEBengaluruIndia

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