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Performance Evaluation of RPL Protocol under Mobile Sybil Attacks
  In Sybil attacks, a physical adversary takes multiple fabricated or stolen identities to maliciously manipulate the network. These attacks are very harmful for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In this paper we implemented and evaluated the performance of RPL (Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks) routing protocol under mobile sybil attacks, namely SybM, with respect to control overhead, packet delivery and energy consumption. In SybM attacks, Sybil nodes take the advantage of their mobility and the weakness of RPL to handle identity and mobility, to flood the network with fake control messages from different locations. To counter these type of attacks we proposed a trust-based intrusion detection system by extending the RPL protocol

  • Date:

    31 August 2017

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  • Publisher

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Medjek, F., Tandjaoui, D., Romdhani, I., & Djedjig, N. (2017). Performance Evaluation of RPL Protocol under Mobile Sybil Attacks. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS



Internet of Things, RPL, IoT, Security, Sybil Attacks

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