TrueLink: A Practical Countermeasure to the Wormhole Attack in Wireless Networks

@article{Eriksson2006TrueLinkAP,
  title={TrueLink: A Practical Countermeasure to the Wormhole Attack in Wireless Networks},
  author={Jakob Eriksson and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy and Michalis Faloutsos},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols},
  year={2006},
  pages={75-84}
}
In a wormhole attack, wireless transmissions are recorded at one location and replayed at another, creating a virtual link under attacker control. Proposed counter-measures to this attack use tight clock synchronization, specialized hardware, or overhearing, making them difficult to realize in practice. TrueLink is a timing based countermeasure to the wormhole attack. Using TrueLink, a node i can verify the existence of a direct link to an apparent neighbor, j. Verification of a link i harr j… CONTINUE READING
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