Voiceprint: A Novel Sybil Attack Detection Method Based on RSSI for VANETs

Yuan Yao, Bin Xiao, Gaofei Wu, Xue Liu, Zhiwen Yu, Kailong Zhang, Xingshe Zhou

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Abstract

Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications that bring many benefits and conveniences to improve the road safety and drive comfort in future transportation systems. Sybil attack is considered one of the most risky threats in VANETs since a Sybil attacker can generate multiple fake identities with false messages to severely impair the normal functions of safety-related applications. In this paper, we propose a novel Sybil attack detection method based on Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), Voiceprint, to conduct a widely applicable, lightweight and full-distributed detection for VANETs. To avoid the inaccurate position estimation according to predefined radio propagation models in previous RSSI-based detection methods, Voiceprint adopts the RSSI time series as the vehicular speech and compares the similarity among all received time series. Voiceprint does not rely on any predefined radio propagation model, and conducts independent detection without the support of the centralized infrastructure. It has more accurate detection rate in different dynamic environments. Extensive simulations and real-world experiments demonstrate that the proposed Voiceprint is an effective method considering the cost, complexity and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages591-602
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781538605417
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
Event47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period26/06/1729/06/17

Keywords

  • Dynamic Time Warping
  • Received Signal Strength Indicator
  • Sybil attack
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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