Improvement of Sybil Attack Detection in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks Using Cross-layer and Fuzzy Logic

  • Mohamadreza Karimi
  • Rasool Sadeghi Department of Electrical Engineering, Dolatabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Keywords: VANET, Sybil Attacks, Cross Layer, Fuzzy Logic


Nowadays Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) are very popular and significantly used, due to their unique abilities to improve road safety. As a consequence, the security of these networks is of great importance and it has become one of the central topics in scientific and research fields such as information exchange. Sybil attack is one of the challenges for Ad-Hoc networks security. In this paper, a cross-layer approach and fuzzy logic method are used to detect the Sybil attacks. The proposed fuzzy logic method has four inputs form different OSI layers: entry time to the network, a number of neighbors, buffer size and signal to noise ratio. These inputs are imported to several membership functions of the fuzzy logic methods and the simulation results indicate that the proposed solution provides a robust technique in Sybil attack detection.


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How to Cite
Karimi, M., & Sadeghi, R. (2021). Improvement of Sybil Attack Detection in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks Using Cross-layer and Fuzzy Logic. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 15(1), 9-18.