Wednesday, 23 July 2014
STARS: A Statistical Traffic Pattern Discovery System for MANETs
STARS: A STATISTICAL TRAFFIC PATTERN DISCOVERY SYSTEM FOR MANETS
Many anonymity enhancing techniques have been proposed based on packet encryption to protect the communication anonymity of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). However, in this paper, we show that MANETs are still vulnerable under passive statistical traffic analysis attacks. To demonstrate how to discover the communication patterns without decrypting the captured packets, we present a novel statistical traffic pattern discovery system (STARS). STARS works passively to perform traffic analysis based on statistical characteristics of captured raw traffic. STARS are capable of discovering the sources, the destinations, and the end-to-end communication relations. Empirical studies demonstrate that STARS achieves good accuracy in disclosing the hidden traffic patterns.
Over the past few decades, traffic analysis models have been widely investigated for static wired networks. For example, the simplest approach to track a message is to enumerate all possible links a message could traverse, namely, the brute force approach. Recently, statistical traffic analysis attacks have attracted broad interests due to their passive nature, i.e., attackers only need to collect information and perform analysis quietly without changing the network behavior (such as injecting or modifying packets). The predecessor attacks and disclosure attacks are two representatives. However, all these previous approaches do not work.
DISADVANTAGES OF EXISTING SYSTEM:
v It is difficult to identify the sources or the destinations of the network flows.
v It is difficult to identify the end -to- end communication relations.
In this paper, we propose a novel statistical traffic pattern discovery system (STARS). STARS aims to derive the source/destination probability distribution, i.e., the probability for each node to be a message source/destination, and the end-to-end link probability distribution, i.e., the probability for each pair of nodes to be an end-to-end communication pair. To achieve its goals, STARS includes two major steps: 1) Construct point-to-point traffic matrices using the time-slicing technique, and then derive the end-to-end traffic matrix with a set of traffic filtering rules; and 2) Apply a heuristic approach to identify the actual source and destination nodes, and then correlate the source nodes with their corresponding destinations.
ADVANTAGES OF PROPOSED SYSTEM:
v It divides the entire network into multiple regions geographically.
v Deploy sensors along the boundaries of each region to monitor the cross-component traffic.
v Analyze the traffic even when nodes are close to each other by treating the close nodes as a super node.
Speed - 1.1 Ghz
RAM - 512 MB(min)
Hard Disk - 40 GB
Key Board - Standard Windows Keyboard
Mouse - Two or Three Button Mouse
Monitor - LCD/LED
Operating system : Windows XP.
Coding Language : .Net
Data Base : SQL Server 2005
Tool : VISUAL STUDIO 2008.
Yang Qin, Dijiang Huang, Senior Member, IEEE, and Bing Li, Student Member, IEEE, “STARS: A Statistical Traffic Pattern Discovery System for MANETs” Yang Qin, Dijiang Huang, Senior Member, IEEE, and Bing Li, Student Member, IEEE