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Review of Security Threats in Wireless Sensor Networks

Author(s):

Harjot Kaur , Punjabi University, Patiala, India; Er. Rupinder Kaur; Er. Sangeet Pal Kaur

Keywords:

Intruder Attacks, LEACH, Quality of service (QOS), Security, Sinkhole attack

Abstract

Wireless sensor nodes are made up of small electronic devices which are capable of sensing, computing and transmitting information from harsh physical environments like a surveillance field. These sensor nodes majorly rely upon batteries for energy, that get depleted at a quicker rate because of the computation and communication operations they have to perform. Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a self-configuring type of network in which sensor nodes can join or leave the network when they want. WSN’s are usually installed at unprotected and bitter environments where security is an essential issue. In such unprotected environments WSN’s are open to many active as well as passive attacks. Security of WSN is very important as such types of networks are generally causing alerts which require sudden attention. False alerts generated by the WSN’s may lead to unwanted actions. In this paper various security issues of wireless sensor networks is reviewed and compared in terms of various parameters.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I30968
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2017
Page(s): 1501-1505

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