Demonstration of Denial-of-Service Attack on an Internet-of-Things Device


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Tonyali S.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS (ICONSEC), Yalova, Turkey, 04 June 2021, pp.28-32

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Yalova
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-32

Abstract

Wireless communication area is one of the areas that improved fast with the recent developments in devices with wireless capabilities. This fast pace resulted in the creation of new products that started to take an important role in our lives immediately. A vast majority of these products belong to the group called IoT. One of the hot research topics about IoT devices is communication security. In this paper, we investigate and demonstrate Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on a ZigBee device. We summarize different types of DoS attacks that can be applied on ZigBee in the literature, give information about the hardware we used for the attack and present our attack strategy. Our proof-of-concept work showed that some ZigBee modules are vulnerable to DoS attacks, and serious countermeasures should be taken before integrating them into real world applications.