Addressing Attacks and Security Mechanism in the RPL based IOT

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Addressing and Mitigating the Routing Attacks in the RPL (Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks) based IOT (Internet of Things) is challenging endeavor. RPL is peculiar for the IPv6, which is concerned to substitute IPv4 to overcome the long-lasting foretell problem of IPv4 address lethargy. The RPL protocol, contradict more functions while running on the support less devices. Through this prolonged severe behavior leads to the attack in the network topology constraints. The objective of the paper is to address the Rank Attack which has significant performance degradation in the network. This Attack creates a fleeting change in a network to diverse the regular paths and stop sending packets to the sink (destination). A Mechanism is proposed to mitigate the attack which leads to secure communication from source to destination. Due to secure communication, the packet delivery ratio is increased to 90% and above with a trade-off in latency.

Keywords: RPL, IOT, IPv4, IPv6, Rank Attack, Cooja Simulator, Contiki Operating System.


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