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dc.contributor.authorTrullols Cruces, Óscar
dc.contributor.authorFiore, Marco
dc.contributor.authorBarceló Ordinas, José María
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.identifier.citationTrullols-Cruces, O., Fiore, M., Barceló, J. Worm epidemics in vehicular networks. "IEEE transactions on mobile computing", 01 Octubre 2015, vol. 14, núm. 10, p. 2173-2187.
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Seguretat informàtica
dc.subject.lcshMalware (Computer software)
dc.subject.lcshMobile communication systems
dc.subject.otherVehicular networks
dc.subject.otherMobile malware
dc.titleWorm epidemics in vehicular networks
dc.subject.lemacSeguretat informàtica
dc.subject.lemacComunicacions mòbils, Sistemes de
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CNDS - Xarxes de Computadors i Sistemes Distribuïts
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorTrullols-Cruces, O., Fiore, M., Barceló, J.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameIEEE transactions on mobile computing

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