Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 6th Iternational ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010, Singapore, September 7-9, 2010. Proceedings

Research Article

A Study on False Channel Condition Reporting Attacks in Wireless Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_7,
        author={Dongho Kim and Yih-Chun Hu},
        title={A Study on False Channel Condition Reporting Attacks in Wireless Networks},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 6th Iternational ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010, Singapore, September 7-9, 2010. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Wireless Network Opportunistic Scheduler Cooperative Relay},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_7}
    }
    
  • Dongho Kim
    Yih-Chun Hu
    Year: 2012
    A Study on False Channel Condition Reporting Attacks in Wireless Networks
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_7
Dongho Kim1,*, Yih-Chun Hu1,*
  • 1: University of Illinois
*Contact email: dkim99@illinois.edu, yihchun@illinois.edu

Abstract

Wireless networking protocols are increasingly being designed to exploit a user’s measured channel condition; we call such protocols . Each user reports its measured channel condition to a manager of wireless resources and a channel-aware protocol uses these reports to determine how resources are allocated to users. In a channel-aware protocol, each user’s reported channel condition affects the performance of every other user. A possible attack against channel-aware protocols is of channel condition. The deployment of channel-aware protocols increases the risks posed by false feedback. In this paper, we study the potential impact of an attacker that falsely reports its channel condition and propose a defense mechanism to securely estimate channel condition. We analyze our mechanism and evaluate the system performance deploying our mechanism through simulation. Our evaluation shows that our mechanism effectively thwarts channel condition misreporting attack.