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Attack Vectors to Wireless ZigBee Network Communications - Analysis and Countermeasures
Markert J, Massoth M, Fischer KP, Furnell SM, Bolan C
Proceedings of the Seventh Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2011), Furtwangen, Germany, ISBN: 978-1-84102-295-6, pp57-66, 2011
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New communication technologies offer new opportunities for developers. Yet, they also bear new risks through potential attacks by an intruder. The purpose of this paper is to present the current state of work in the area concerning the security of wireless sensor networks, especially when using ZigBee standard communication protocols. The major findings from research on recent literature on the subject regard the improvement of the security features of these networks, based upon formal specification, simulation and tests. Another trend pursues the development of methods to detect intrusions or intrusion attempts conducted by an attacker against the wireless sensor network. Very little research has been done so far in the development of honeypots which offer analysis opportunities on specific attacks and interceptions of ZigBee networks. Honeypots are ideal for devising appropriate countermeasures.

Markert J, Massoth M, Fischer KP, Furnell SM, Bolan C