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Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.13)
pp: 22-30
Jayaraj Poroor , Amrita University, Kollam
Bharat Jayaraman , State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo
ABSTRACT
Quality of service (QoS) is critical for delivering real-time media services (RTMSs). The authors identify a new class of denial-of-service attacks against RTMSs — indirect contention-in-hosts (ICiH). Here, attackers attempt to indirectly degrade RTMS QoS by directing packets at other concurrent services, thereby inducing resource contention between RTMS packets and attack packets in the protocol stack. To analyze such attacks, the authors' operation-trace analysis method formalizes the notion of contention among concurrent services and develops several metrics to quantify ICiH's effects.
INDEX TERMS
denial of service, indirect contention-in-hosts, protocol stack, quality of service, metrics, real-time media, multimedia, network security, unwanted traffic, QoS
CITATION
Jayaraj Poroor, Bharat Jayaraman, "DoS Attacks on Real-Time Media through Indirect Contention-in-Hosts", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.13, no. 6, pp. 22-30, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.99
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