Volume 8 Number 2 (Feb. 2013)
Home > Archive > 2013 > Volume 8 Number 2 (Feb. 2013) >
JCP 2013 Vol.8(2): 388-398 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.8.2.388-398

A Double Key-sharing Based False Data Filtering Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks

Qian Sun and Min Wu
School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, 410083

Abstract—In wireless sensor networks, the attackers can easily inject false data reports from compromising nodes. Previous approaches to filtering false data reports, notably statistical en-route filtering, usually share keys among the nodes in low probabilities, and rely on the forwarding nodes to verify the correctness of the MACs (Message Authentication Codes) carried in each report. Although the results of the notably approach are conspicuous, there still exists several drawbacks. Firstly, compromised nodes from different regions can collaboratively forge false reports such that forwarding nodes cannot detect and filter for not binding the key to their geographical coordinate. Secondly, false reports have to travel several hops before being detected and filtered. In this paper, we propose a Double key-Sharing based false data Filtering scheme (DSF) to cope with those problems. In DSF, nodes are grouped into clusters after deployment, and a blocked region is formed through pair-wise keys closer to the source node. When an event occurs, a legitimate report must carry two types of MACs. In addition, we bind the symmetric keys with the clusters by pre-distributing the key indexes of in-cluster nodes to forwarding nodes. In filtering phase, each forwarding node has to validate not only the correctness of the MACs carried in the report, but also the legitimacy of related locations of all detecting nodes. Moreover, the tail of the data reports can be dropped just outside the blocked region. Extensive analyses and simulations demonstrate that DSF can detect and filter out false reports forged by multiple compromised nodes from different geographical regions, and also outperforms existing schemes in terms of filtering efficiency and energy consumption.

Index Terms—wireless sensor network, double key-sharing, false data filtering, message authentication code

[PDF]

Cite: Qian Sun and Min Wu, " A Double Key-sharing Based False Data Filtering Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks," Journal of Computers vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 388-398, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO,  ProQuest, INSPEC, ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, CNKI,etc
E-mail: jcp@iap.org
  • Sep 16, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 9 has been published with online version   [Click]

  • Aug 16, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 8 has been published with online version   [Click]

  • Jul 19, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 7 has been published with online version   [Click]

  • Jun 21, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 6 has been published with online version   [Click]

  • Apr 28, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 5 has been published with online version 7 papers are published in this issue after peer review   [Click]

  • Read more>>