Selective jamming attacks in wireless networks

Alejandro Proaño, Loukas Lazos

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54 Scopus citations


We address the problem of selective jamming attacks in wireless networks. In these attacks, the adversary selectively targets specific packets of "high" importance by exploiting his knowledge on the implementation details of network protocols at various layers of the protocol stack. We illustrate the impact of selective jamming on the network performance by illustrating various selective attacks against the TCP protocol. We show that such attacks can be launched by performing real-time packet classification at the physical layer. We examine the combination of cryptographic primitives with physical layer attributes for preventing real-time packet classification and neutralizing the inside knowledge of the attacker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: May 23 2010May 27 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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