A Comprehensive Comparison of Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are vulnerable to different kinds of attacks and most of traditional networks security techniques are unusable on WSNs; due to untrusted transmissions, deployment in open and hostile environments, unattended nature and limited resources. So, security is a vital and complex requirement for these networks. This paper focuses on security of WSNs and its main purpose is discussing on WSNs' attacks in different layers, including of physical layer attacks, link layer attacks, routing layer attacks, transport layer attacks and application layer attacks. It classifies and compares different attacks based on their nature and goals; i.e. this paper is expressing purpose and capabilities of attackers and it is presenting goals and result of different attacks on WSNs.
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