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A Review on Gray Hole Attack in Wireless Sensor Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2015
Dharmendra Mishra
Deepak Sukheja
Sunil Patel

Dharmendra Mishra, Deepak Sukheja and Sunil Patel. Article: A Review on Gray Hole Attack in Wireless Sensor Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(2):33-36, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Dharmendra Mishra and Deepak Sukheja and Sunil Patel},
	title = {Article: A Review on Gray Hole Attack in Wireless Sensor Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {2},
	pages = {33-36},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


Sensor networks are currently used in wide spread deployment, so security issues are also a large concern in Sensor Networks, or Sensor Node Networks. Gray Hole attack is very much deleterious attack against the sensor node networks, and makes the whole networks malfunctioning, and also affects the whole sensor networks communication. In this paper I have described different defense intrigue according to my knowledge, and also as per different research papers studied. As per my knowledge, I have described drawbacks of Gray Hole Attack, or Selective Forwarding Attack, thus providing better way to understand the Gray Hole Attack in better way and the proposed solution. In the proposed solutions, I have tried to give better solutions in the sense of detection and prevention of Gray Hole Attack or Selective Forwarding attack.


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