Impact of Multipath Routing on WSN Security Attacks

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Koffka Khan 1,* Wayne S. Goodridge 1

1. Dept. of Computing and Information Technology, The University Of The West Indies, Trinidad, W.I.

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 Aug. 2013 / Revised: 16 Nov. 2013 / Accepted: 27 Jan. 2014 / Published: 8 May 2014

Index Terms

Multipath, wireless sensor networks, security attacks, AODV, AOMDV


Multipath routing does not minimize the consequences of security attacks. Due to this many WSNs are still in danger of most security attacks even when multipath routing is used. In critical situations, for example, in military and health applications this may lead to undesired, harmful and disastrous effects. These applications need to get their data communicated efficiently and in a secure manner. In this paper, we show the results of a series of security attacks on a multipath extension to the ad hoc on-demand distance vector AODV protocol, AOMDV. It is proved that many security parameters are negatively affected by security attacks on AOMDV, which is contradictory to research claims. This means that alternative refinements have to be made to present multipath routing protocols in order to make them more effective against network security attacks.

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Koffka Khan, Wayne Goodridge, "Impact of Multipath Routing on WSN Security Attacks", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.6, pp.72-78, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.06.08


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