Localization Threats in Next-Generation Wireless Networks

Goztepe C., Buyukcorak S., Karabulut Kurt G. Z., Yanikomeroglu H.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, vol.59, no.9, pp.51-57, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/mcom.010.2001150
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication & Mass Media Index, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Public Affairs Index, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-57
  • Keywords: Location awareness, Wireless networks, Security, Next generation networking, Communication system security, Jamming
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The impact of localization systems in our daily lives is increasing. As next-generation networks will introduce hyper-connectivity with emerging applications, this impact will undoubtedly further increase, proliferating the importance of location information's reliability. As society becomes more dependent on this information in terms of products and services, security solutions will have to be enriched to provide countermeasures sufficiently advanced to ever-evolving threats, forcing the joint design of communication and localization systems. This article envisions integrated communication and localization systems by focusing on localization security. Also, conventional and next-generation attacks on localization are discussed along with an efficient attack detection method and a testbed-based demonstration, highlighting the need for effective countermeasures.