Implementation of Wormhole Attack on RPL Protocol in Internet of Things


Author(s): V. Chandra Sekhar Reddy, Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy

The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. May be even more so” [19].The IoT does not transfigure our lives or field of computing, but we can consider it as another footstep in the maturity of the Internet that we already have taken. The aim of IoT is develop an enhanced surrounding for the mankind which will automatically comprehend the requirements of human beings and will perform in view of that. But the communication of these many number of devices is a challenging task for that Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is a novel routing protocol standardized for constrained environments such as 6LoWPAN networks. Providing security in IPv6/RPL connected 6LoWPANs is challenging because the devices are connected to the untrusted Internet and are resource constrained, the communication links are lossy, and the devices use a set of novel IoT technologies such as RPL, 6LoWPAN, and CoAP/CoAPs. In this paper we provide a comprehensive analysis of IoT technologies and their new security capabilities that can be exploited by attackers or IDSs. One of the major contributions in this paper is our implementation and demonstration of well-known routing attacks against 6LoWPAN networks running RPLas a routing protocol. Particularly, we implemented the wormhole attack and its devotion on IoT with the help of contact operating system.