DES Based IDS for detection Minimal De-authentication DoS Attack in 802.11 Wi-Fi Networks

Mayank Agarwal

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Abstract

The inherent security weaknesses of 802.11 MAC Access Layer is the primary reason for a wide variety of attacks that can be mounted on 802.11 Wi-Fi networks. In this paper we focus on Minimal De-authentication (de-auth henceforth) DoS Attack which is a low rate de-auth DoS attack in Wi-Fi networks. There exist studies which can tackle flooding based de-auth DoS, however, there has been limited work done in the case for minimal de-auth DoS attack. The network frame exchange under minimal de-auth DoS attack and normal de-auth process is the same, making the detection even more challenging. Since minimal de-auth DoS attack involves sending only a few spoofed de-auth frames into the network, no significant frame injection can be observed in the network. So the contemporary signature and anomaly based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) fail to recognize the minimal de-auth DoS attack. In this paper, we propose a Discrete Event System (DES) based IDS for detecting minimal de-auth DoS attack. The proposed DES based IDS provides a novel detection method and does not require any protocol changes, or require any server/client side changes and can be proved for completeness and correctness. Experiments results show that the proposed DES based IDS detects minimal de-auth DoS attack swiftly and with high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665448932
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2021 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 13 Dec 202116 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS
Volume2021-December
ISSN (Print)2153-1684

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2021
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period13/12/2116/12/21

Keywords

  • DES Modeling
  • De-authentication Attack
  • IDS
  • Low Rate
  • Wifi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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