Routing Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks

Manjeet Kaur, Rupika Rana, Ajit Singh


For many applications secure routing is vital to the recognition and use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Though, due to the inherently constrained capabilities of sensor nodes providing secure routing in WSNs is a challenging task. Most do not take security into account as a main goal even though a wide variety of routing protocols have been proposed for WSNs. There is a need for lightweight and robust security mechanisms due to the inherent constraints found in WSNs.To carefully design new routing protocols in which attacks such as wormholes can be rendered meaningless is suggested as one of the ways to approach this rich field of research problems in WSNs.In this paper we analyze the various attacks that can be carried in a Wireless Sensor Network and the ways to handle these attacks.

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