Modeling the Propagation of Wireless Worms among Vehicles
We investigate the problem of a widespread occurrence of an unknown worm in vehicular networks at equilibrium traffic. We introduce an intelligent microscopic mobility and consider the fading effect in channel model; meanwhile we design a new series of rules to imitate the most relevant aspect of medium access control. The extensive Monte Carlo simulations uncovered the impacts of the transmission range (from minimum to maximum), the velocity (from free to congested), and the vehicle density (from sparse to dense) on worm spreading.
M. L. Guang and S. Dan, "Modeling the Propagation of Wireless Worms among Vehicles", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 480-481, pp. 833-840, 2011