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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloWorm Epidemics in Vehicular Networks
Anno di pubblicazione2015
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iTrullols-Cruces O.; Fiore M.; Barcelo-Ordinas J.M.
Affiliazioni autoriUPC, Barcelona, 08034, Spain; CNR-IEIIT, Torino, 10129, Italy
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractConnected vehicles promise to enable a wide range of new automotive services that will improve road safety, ease traffic management, and make the overall travel experience more enjoyable. However, they also open significant new surfaces for attacks on the electronics that control most of modern vehicle operations. In particular, the emergence of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication risks to lay fertile ground for self-propagating mobile malware that targets automobile environments. In this work, we perform a first study on the dynamics of vehicular malware epidemics in a large-scale road network, and unveil how a reasonably fast worm can easily infect thousands of vehicles in minutes. We determine how such dynamics are affected by a number of parameters, including the diffusion of the vulnerability, the penetration ratio and range of the V2V communication technology, or the worm self-propagation mechanism. We also propose a simple yet very effective numerical model of the worm spreading process, and prove it to be able to mimic the results of computationally expensive network simulations. Finally, we leverage the model to characterize the dangerousness of the geographical location where the worm is first injected, as well as for efficient containment of the epidemics through the cellular network.
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Pagine da2173
Pagine a2187
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RivistaIEEE transactions on mobile computing
Attiva dal 2002
Editore: IEEE Computer Society, - Los Alamitos, CA
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1536-1233
Titolo chiave: IEEE transactions on mobile computing
Titolo proprio: IEEE transactions on mobile computing.
Titolo abbreviato: IEEE trans. mob. comput.
Titolo alternativo: Mobile computing
Numero volume della rivista14
Fascicolo della rivista10
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84941124890)
Parole chiaveMobile malware, V2V communication, Vehicular networks
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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    Progetti Europei