MASK: Anonymous on-demand routing in mobile Ad Hoc networks

Yanchao Zhang, Wei Liu, Wenjing Lou, Yuguang Fang

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Abstract

The shared wireless medium of mobile ad hoc networks facilitates passive, adversarial eavesdropping on data communications whereby adversaries can launch various devastating attacks on the target network. To thwart passive eavesdropping and the resulting attacks, we propose a novel anonymous on-demand routing protocol, termed MASK, which can accomplish both MAC-layer and network-layer communications without disclosing real IDs of the participating nodes under a rather strong adversary model. MASK offers the anonymity of senders, receivers, and sender-receiver relationships in addition to node unlocatability and untrackability and end-to-end flow untraceability. It is also resistant to a wide range of attacks. Moreover, MASK preserves the high routing efficiency as compared to previous proposals. Detailed simulation studies have shown that MASK is highly effective and efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1687761
Pages (from-to)2376-2385
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume5
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anonymity
  • Eavesdropping
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Routing
  • Security

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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MASK : Anonymous on-demand routing in mobile Ad Hoc networks. / Zhang, Yanchao; Liu, Wei; Lou, Wenjing; Fang, Yuguang.

In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, No. 9, 1687761, 09.2006, p. 2376-2385.

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Zhang, Yanchao ; Liu, Wei ; Lou, Wenjing ; Fang, Yuguang. / MASK : Anonymous on-demand routing in mobile Ad Hoc networks. In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 2006 ; Vol. 5, No. 9. pp. 2376-2385.
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