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Securing Bandwidth Request Messages in Wimax

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 33 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2011
Kaushik Adhikary
Rajinder Kumar
Amit Kumar

Kaushik Adhikary, Rajinder Kumar and Amit Kumar. Article: Securing Bandwidth Request Messages in Wimax. International Journal of Computer Applications 33(3):1-5, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Kaushik Adhikary and Rajinder Kumar and Amit Kumar},
	title = {Article: Securing Bandwidth Request Messages in Wimax},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {33},
	number = {3},
	pages = {1-5},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}


Privacy, confidentiality and authentication are the issues which are been focused by the security sublayer which is defined in the IEEE 802.16 standard. WiMAX which is the Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access is the latest technology for Wireless Communication. It has been developed to replace DSL/fibre cable. It has been developed to provide ‘last mile’ broadband connectivity to home or business location. The IEEE 802.16 has many flaws in its security which has led to various vulnerabilities. One of the vulnerability which has been detected by us is the bandwidth request messages. This paper analyses the attacks which can be carried on the bandwidth request messages, its effect on the performance and the suitable solution to counter this attack.


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