Practical overview of security issues in wireless sensor network applications

Harish Radhappa, Lei Pan, James Xi Zheng, Sheng Wen

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Wireless sensor networks are widely used in applications to monitor and communicate data. Even though the wireless sensor networks have been broadly used in critical applications, security and privacy issues are major concern. The attackers can gain considerably easy access into a wireless sensor networks and inject malicious data. Wireless sensor networks are considered to be vulnerable to the attacks. The aim of this research is to review the practical scenarios and applications, expose the security vulnerabilities and issues associated with wireless sensor networks specific to applications. The need for research in this area is high since it provides a broad scope to investigate problems and issues in current applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-213
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Computers and Applications
Issue number4
Early online date5 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Wireless sensor network
  • two-phase hybrid cryptographic algorithm (THCA)
  • symmetric cryptography
  • asymmetric cryptography

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