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Title: Common security issues and challenges in wireless sensor networks and IEEE 802.11 wireless mesh networks
Authors: Naeem, T
Loo, KK
Keywords: Wireless Mesh Network;Wireless Sensor Network;Multi-hop;Security
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Advanced Institute of Convergence IT
Citation: International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications (JDCTA). 3(1): 88-93, Mar 2009
Abstract: Both Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) are multi-hop wireless networks. WMN is an emerging community based integrated broadband wireless network which ensures high bandwidth ubiquitous internet provision to users, while, WSN is application specific and ensures large scale real-time data processing in complex environment. Both these wireless networks have some common vulnerable features which may increase the chances of different sorts of security attacks. Wireless sensor nodes have computation, memory and power limitations, which do not allow for implementation of complex security mechanism. In this paper, we discuss the common limitations and vulnerable features of WMN and WSN, along with the associated security threats and possible countermeasures. We also propose security mechanisms keeping in view the architecture and limitations of both. This article will serve as a baseline guide for the new researchers who are concern with the security aspects of WMN and WSN.
ISSN: 1975-9339
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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