A cross-layer dropping attack in video streaming over ad hoc networks

Min Shao, Sencun Zhu, Guohong Cao, Tom La Porta, Prasant Mohapatra

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Abstract

Significant progress has been made to achieve video streaming over wireless ad hoc networks. However, there is not much work on providing security. Is existing security solution good enough for securing video streaming over ad hoc networks? In this paper, we discover a cross-layer dropping attack against video streaming. We first identify a general IP layer dropping attack and then reveal its destructive impact by leveraging the application layer information (e.g., video streaming). Through simulations, we quantify the impact of this attack as a function of several performance parameters such as delivery ratio, hop number and the number of attackers. The surprising result with this attack is that with a 94% delivery ratio, the receiver still cannot watch the video! We also propose several possible solutions to address the dropping attacks. Due to the unique characteristics of this attack, as long as malicious nodes exist, the network will suffer from this dropping attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Sep 22 2008Sep 25 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08

Other

Other4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period9/22/089/25/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Shao, M., Zhu, S., Cao, G., La Porta, T., & Mohapatra, P. (2008). A cross-layer dropping attack in video streaming over ad hoc networks. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08 [25] (Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm'08). https://doi.org/10.1145/1460877.1460909