Detection and Localization of IDS Based Spoofing Attackers in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ankit Singh, Pallav Sinha, Soumyajyoti Bhattacharya


A Wireless sensor network consists of a series of sensing devices. These track parameters such as those required for tracking and surveillance and then effectively passes on this information with other such sensors over a specific geographical area within the wireless network. The problem with traditional wireless networks lies in the way that they are positioned in an unattended manner, being controlled remotely by the network operator. This opens up a pathway for attackers, which compromise and capture wireless nodes and launch a variety of attacks that impair the functioning of the system. The proposed system aims to localize and cluster these nodes together, according to their position, wherein the cluster head acts as an Intrusion Detection system by monitoring node behavior such as packet transmission. This information is used to identify the attacked nodes in the wireless sensor network.


K-Means Clustering; Intrusion Detection System; Packet transmission; Networks; Cryptography.

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