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Journal of Computer Science and Technology 2017, Vol. 32 Issue (5) :991-1007    DOI: 10.1007/s11390-017-1777-0
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MimiBS:Mimicking Base-Station to Provide Location Privacy Protection in Wireless Sensor Networks
Yawar Abbas Bangash1,2, Ling-Fang Zeng1,2,*, Member, CCF, ACM, IEEE, Dan Feng1,2, Member, CCF, ACM, IEEE
1 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China;
2 School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

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Abstract In a wireless sensor network (WSN), sink node/base station (BS) gathers data from surrounding nodes and sends them to a remote server via a gateway. BS holds important data. Therefore, it is necessary to hide its location from an inside/outside attacker. Providing BS location anonymity against a local and global adversary, we propose a novel technique called MimiBS "Mimicking Base-Station".The key idea is the integration of aggregator nodes (ANs) with sensor nodes (SNs), while fine tuning TTL (Time to Live) value for fake packets, and setting some threshold value for real packet counter rpctr. MimiBS creates multiple traffic-hotspots (zones), which shifts the focus from one hotspot (BS) to the newly created ANs hotspots. Multiple traffic-hotspots confuse the adversary while determining the real BS location information. We defend the BS location information anonymity against traffic analysis attack, and traffic tracing attack. MimiBS gives an illusion of having multiple BSs, thus, if the attacker knows any about AN, he/she will be deceived between the real BS and ANs. MimiBS outperforms BLAST (base-station location anonymity and security technique), RW (random walk), and SP (shortest path), while conducting routing without fake packets, with fake packets, without energy consideration, and with energy consideration.
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Keywordsbase station   location privacy   wireless sensor network   balanced energy consumption   aggregator node     
Received 2016-07-12;
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This work was supported in part by the National Basic Research 973 Program of China under Grant No. 2011CB302301, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China under Grant No. HUST 2014QN009, the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China under Grant Nos. 2013CFB150 and 2015CFB192, and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Corresponding Authors: Ling-Fang Zeng,lfzeng@hust.edu.cn     Email: lfzeng@hust.edu.cn
About author: Yawar Abbas Bangash received his B.S. degree in software engineering from North West Frontier Province (NWFP) University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Mardan Campus, in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he worked in Huawei Organization Pakistan Ltd., Higher Education Commission project (HEC) PERN2, and Baluchistan Education Foundation (BEF) on different positions in computer networking sector.
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Yawar Abbas Bangash, Ling-Fang Zeng, Dan Feng.MimiBS:Mimicking Base-Station to Provide Location Privacy Protection in Wireless Sensor Networks[J]  Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2017,V32(5): 991-1007
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