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Wireless Sensor Networks and Security Challenges

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IJCA Proceedings on National Workshop-Cum-Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematics and Computing 2011
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
RTMC - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
Yogesh Kumar
Rajiv Munjal
Krishan Kumar

Yogesh Kumar, Rajiv Munjal and Krishan Kumar. Article: Wireless Sensor Networks and Security Challenges. IJCA Proceedings on National Workshop-Cum-Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematics and Computing 2011 RTMC(9):-, May 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Yogesh Kumar and Rajiv Munjal and Krishan Kumar},
	title = {Article: Wireless Sensor Networks and Security Challenges},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on National Workshop-Cum-Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematics and Computing 2011},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {RTMC},
	number = {9},
	pages = {-},
	month = {May},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Wireless Sensor networks (WSN) is an emerging technology and have great potential to be employed in critical situations like battlefields and commercial applications such as building, traffic surveillance, habitat monitoring and smart homes and many more scenarios. One of the major challenges wireless sensor networks face today is security. While the deployment of sensor nodes in an unattended environment makes the networks vulnerable to a variety of potential attacks, the inherent power and memory limitations of sensor nodes makes conventional security solutions unfeasible. The sensing technology combined with processing power and wireless communication makes it profitable for being exploited in great quantity in future. The wireless communication technology also acquires various types of security threats. This paper discusses a wide variety of attacks in WSN and their classification mechanisms and different securities available to handle them including the challenges faced.

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