Security Review of B-MAC Communication Protocol

B-MAC통신 프로토콜에서 보안 리뷰

  • Hong, Jinkeun (Div. of Information and Communication, Baekseok University)
  • 홍진근 (백석대학교 정보통신학부)
  • Received : 2013.10.30
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28


Berkley Media Access Control (B-MAC) protocol is one of the well-known MAC protocols, which uses adaptive preamble sampling scheme and is designed for wireless sensor networks (WSN). In this paper, we are reviewed about security vulnerability in B-MAC, and analyzed the power which is consumed at each stage of B-MAC protocol according to vulnerability of denial of sleep(DoS) and replay problem. From our analytical results, it can be considered the need of power efficient authentication scheme which provides the reliability, efficiency, and security for a general B-MAC communication. This is the case study of possible DoS vulnerability and its power consumption in B-MAC.


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