PKC-based dos attacks-resistant scheme in wireless sensor networks

Daehee Kim, Sunshin An

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Public-key cryptography (PKC) operations are heavy to resource-constrained sensor nodes. Therefore, attackers can cripple a sensor node by forcing it to perform a large number of false PKC operations. In this letter, we propose a fully distributed and effective scheme that randomly drops extra PKC request messages beyond its processing capability. Our scheme is not only resistant to PKC-based denial-of-service attacks, but 8

Original languageEnglish
Article number7386566
Pages (from-to)2217-2218
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 15

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  • Dos attacks
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Random drop
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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