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Overview of Security Issues in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks

Overview of Security Issues in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
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Author(s): José María De Fuentes (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain), Ana Isabel González-Tablas (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain) and Arturo Ribagorda (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Fernando Moreira (Portucalense University, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6.ch056

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Abstract

Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) are a promising communication scenario. Several new applications are envisioned, which will improve traffic management and safety. Nevertheless, those applications have stringent security requirements, as they affect road traffic safety. Moreover, VANETs face several security threats. As VANETs present some unique features (e.g. high mobility of nodes, geographic extension, etc.) traditional security mechanisms are not always suitable. Because of that, a plethora of research contributions have been presented so far. This chapter aims to describe and analyze the most representative VANET security developments.

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