ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202009.0110.v1
Online: 5 September 2020 (03:59:03 CEST)
The rapid growth of network services, Internet of Things devices and online users on the Internet have led to an increase in the amount of data transmitted daily. As more and more information is stored and transmitted on the Internet, cybercriminals are trying to gain access to the information to achieve their goals, whether it is to sell it on the dark web or for other malicious intent. Through thorough literature study relating to the causes and issues that are brought from the security and privacy segment of wireless networks, it is observed that there are various factors that can cause the networks to be an insecure; especially factors that revolve around cybercriminals with their growing expertise and the lack of preparation and efforts to combat them by relevant bodies. The aim of this paper is to showcase major and frequent security as well as privacy issues in wireless networks along with specialized solutions that can assist the related organizations or the public to fathom how great of an impact these challenges can bring if every related stakeholder took a step in reducing them. Through this paper it is discovered that there are many ways these challenges can be mitigated, however, the lack of implementation of privacy and security solutions is still largely present due to the absence of practical application of these solutions by responsible parties in real world scenarios.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202008.0523.v1
Subject: Keywords: Wireless networks and communication; security issues; HTTP flood attack; SYN flood attack; Internet of Things; blockchain
Online: 24 August 2020 (09:53:30 CEST)
Communication between devices has transitioned from wired to unwired. Wireless networks have been in use widely around the globe since the advent of smartphones, IoT devices and other technologies that are compatible with wireless mode of communication. At the same time security issues have also increased in such communication methods. The aim of this paper is to propose security and privacy issues of the wireless networks and present them through comprehensive surveys. In context of security issues, there are 2 typical DDoS attacks - HTTP flood and SYN flood. Other than DDoS attacks, there are several other threats to wireless networks. One of the most prevalent include security issues in Internet of Things. In terms of privacy issues in a wireless network, location-based applications, individual data, cellular network and V2G (Vehicle to Grid) network are surveyed. The survey is hosted using questionnaire and responses of 70 participants is recorded. It is observed from the survey results that many groups of people lack the knowledge of security and privacy of wireless technologies and networks despite their increased use, however, students are relatively more aware and have strong knowledge of those issues. It is concluded from the results that an effective solution to these problems can be hosting campaigns for spreading the security and privacy laws to help the groups of people who are lagging behind in this domain of knowledge become more aware. A unique solution is also presented to overcome the security issues which include implementation of detection and mitigation techniques, implementing Blockchain in the IoT devices and implementing fog computing solutions. The unique solutions to overcome the privacy issues are proposed in the form of a privacy approach from the LBS server between pairs of users to increase the implementation of DSPM and blockchain as a solution.