Impact of Blackhole and Rushing Attack on the Location-Based Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • R. Shyamala
  • S. Valli
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 176)


Wireless sensor networks have millions of sensors, which cooperate with one on other in home automation, military surveillance, entity tracking systems and several other applications. In these networks, multicast is the basic routing service for efficient data broadcasting for task assignment, targeted queries and code updates. The sensor nodes have low computational capabilities, and are highly resource-constrained. So, the multicast routing protocols of wireless sensor networks are prone to various routing attacks, such as black hole, rushing, wormhole and denial of service attacks. The objective of this paper is to study the effects of the black hole and rushing attack on the location based Geographic multicast routing (GMR) protocol. The NS-2 based simulation is used in analyzing the black hole and rushing attacks on the GMR. The black hole and rushing attack degrades the network performance by 26% and 18% respectively.


Wireless sensor networks geographic multicast routing black hole attack rushing attack joules and throughput 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyUniversity College of Engineering TindivanamMelpakkamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAnna UniversityChennaiIndia

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