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Denial of Service Attacks and Challenges in Broadband Wireless Networks


Shafiullah Khan, Kok-Keong Loo, Tahir Naeem, Mohammad Abrar Khan


Vol. 8  No. 7  pp. 1-6


Broadband wireless networks are providing internet and related services to end users. The three most important broadband wireless technologies are IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16, and Wireless Mesh Network (WMN). Security attacks and vulnerabilities vary amongst these broadband wireless networks because of differences in topologies, network operations and physical setups. Amongst the various security risks, Denial of Service (DoS) attack is the most severe security threat, as DoS can compromise the availability and integrity of broadband wireless network. In this paper, we present DoS attack issues in broadband wireless networks, along with possible defenses and future directions.


Broadband networks, wireless mesh networks, IEEE 802.11 WLAN, IEEE 802.16, Denial of Service