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Detection of Clone Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks Using RED and Chord Algorithm

R. Sindoori, S. Mahalakshmi, T. Sowkarthika, S. Imavathy, K. Pravinkumar


The major issue in WSN is vital information accessed by unauthorized party by clone node. Once a node is captured, the attacker can re-program it and replicate the node in a huge number, thereby easily take over the network process. The detection of node clone attacks in a wireless sensor network is a fundamental problem. Here, the proposed protocols are used to detect clone nodes. The protocols used here are Randomized, Efficient and Distributed (RED) protocol, Chord algorithm and distributed hash table (DHT). The first one RED, a new protocol for the detection of clone attacks. And it is used to generate the random number by group leader. The next protocol is chord algorithm for maintaining the neighbor‘s details. The distributed hash table (DHT) is a class of a decentralized distributed system that provides a service similar to a hash table and any participating node can efficiently retrieve the neighbor‘s details. The DHT is used to store the member ID, MAC address, preceded ID and successor ID. A witness node is used to verify the random number, member ID, MAC address. The witness node is able to detect the message is send from the authorized party or not by using random key.

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