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Game-Oriented Security Strategy Against Hotspot Attacks for Internet of Vehicles

Juan Guo1, Yanzhu Liu2,*, Shan Li3, Zhi Li4, Sonia Kherbachi5

1 Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Beihai, 536000, Guangxi, China
2 Great Wall Computer Software and Systems Inc., Beijing, 100083, China
3 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Beijing Electronic Science and Technology Institute, Beijing, 100070, China
4 State Grid Information & Telecommunication Group Co., Ltd., Beijing, 100031, China
5 Department of Management, University of Bejaia, Bejaia, 06000, Algeria

* Corresponding Author: Yanzhu Liu. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 68(2), 2145-2157.


With the rapid development of mobile communication technology, the application of internet of vehicles (IoV) services, such as for information services, driving safety, and traffic efficiency, is growing constantly. For businesses with low transmission delay, high data processing capacity and large storage capacity, by deploying edge computing in the IoV, data processing, encryption and decision-making can be completed at the local end, thus providing real-time and highly reliable communication capability. The roadside unit (RSU), as an important part of edge computing in the IoV, fulfils an important data forwarding function and provides an interactive communication channel for vehicles and server providers. Additional computing resources can be configured to accommodate the computing requirements of users. In this study, a virtual traffic defense strategy based on a differential game is proposed to solve the security problem of user-sensitive information leakage when an RSU is attacked. An incentive mechanism encourages service vehicles within the hot range to send virtual traffic to another RSU. By attracting the attention of attackers, it covers the target RSU and protects the system from attack. Simulation results show that the scheme provides the optimal strategy for intelligent vehicles to transmit virtual data, and ensures the maximization of users’ interests.


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J. Guo, Y. Liu, S. Li, Z. Li and S. Kherbachi, "Game-oriented security strategy against hotspot attacks for internet of vehicles," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 68, no.2, pp. 2145–2157, 2021.


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