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Implementation of DoS attack and mitigation strategies in IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN
Author(s): Julia Deng; Ke Meng; Yang Xiao; Roger Xu
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Paper Abstract

IEEE 802.11 wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) becomes very prevalent nowadays. Either as a simple range extender for a home wired Ethernet interface, or as a wireless deployment throughout an enterprise, WLAN provides mobility, convenience, and low cost. However, an IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network uses the frequency of unlicensed 2.4GHz, which makes the network unsafe and more vulnerable than traditional Ethernet networks. As a result, anyone who is familiar with wireless network may initiate a Denial of Service (DoS) attack to influence the common communication of the network or even make it crash. In this paper, we present our studies on the DoS attacks and mitigation strategies for IEEE 802.11b/g WLANs and describe some initial implementations using IEEE 802.11b/g wireless devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX, 766603 (27 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851259
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Julia Deng, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Ke Meng, The Univ. of Alabama (United States)
Yang Xiao, The Univ. of Alabama (United States)
Roger Xu, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7666:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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