A Survey of Various Attacks and Their Security Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Network
Gursewak Singh1, Rajni Bedi2

1Gursewak Singh, Received the B.Tech Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Technical University, India.
2Rajni Bedi, Received the B.Tech degree in computer science and engineering from Guru Nanak Dev University, India.
Manuscript received on June 15, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 19, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 25, 2014. | PP:5-8 | Volume-2 Issue-8, June 2014. | Retrieval Number: H0749062814/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is an emerging technology with the purpose of demonstrating immense promise for various innovative applications such as traffic surveillance, building, smart homes, habitat monitoring and many more scenarios. The sensing technology joint with dispensation control and wireless communication makes it beneficial for being exploited excess in future. The addition of wireless communication technology as well acquires a variety of security threats. The intention of this paper is to examine the security related problems and challenges in wireless sensor networks. This paper discusses a broad diversity of attacks in wireless sensor network and their classification mechanisms and different security schemes available to handle them as well as the challenges faced.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor network, Security schemes, Attacks