Feasibility of Launching User Spoofing

  • Jie Yang
  • Yingying ChenEmail author
  • Wade Trappe
  • Jerry Cheng
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


We provide a brief overview of identity-based spoofing attack, and its impact to the wireless and sensor networks in this chapter.

As more wireless and sensor networks are deployed, they will increasingly become tempting targets for malicious attacks. Due to the shared nature of the wireless medium, attackers can gather useful identity information during passive monitoring and further utilize the identity information to launch identity-based attacks, in particular, the most harmful but easy to launch attack: spoofing attacks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Yang
    • 1
  • Yingying Chen
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wade Trappe
    • 3
  • Jerry Cheng
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringOakland UniversityRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  3. 3.Wireless Information Network LabRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNorth BrunswickUSA
  4. 4.Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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