Performance Analysis of Worm-Hole Attack in Wireless Sensor Network using AODV Routing Protocol

International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJECE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Shweta Dalke and Pallavi Pahadiya
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Shweta Dalke and Pallavi Pahadiya, "Performance Analysis of Worm-Hole Attack in Wireless Sensor Network using AODV Routing Protocol," SSRG International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 2, pp. 7-14, 2015. Crossref,


Wireless sensor networks continue to grow, and becoming a very popular technology, so it needs some effective security mechanisms. In sensor networks, sensor nodes interact with the sensitive data and operate in hostile environments. The wireless sensor networks are being used in many ways. Traditionally, it has been used in the high-end application such as radiation and nuclear-threat detection systems, weapons sensors for ships, biomedical applications, habitat sensing and seismic monitoring The wormhole attack is also one of the severe attacks of WSN. The wormhole attack is basically launched by a pair of collaborating nodes. In wormhole attack two collaborating attacker nodes occupy strong strategic locations in two different parts of the network and advertise to have the shortest path for transmitting data and make wormhole tunnel.. This paper discusses some of the techniques put forwarded by researchers to detect and prevent worm hole attack in WSN using QualNet simulator.


WSN ,worm hole attack,QualNet, Malicious Node.


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