Date Added: Jan 2011
The development of mobile ad hoc network advocates self-organized wireless interconnection of communication devices that would either extend or operate in concern with the wired networking infrastructure or, possibly, evolve to autonomous networks. Unlike traditional wireless networks, ad hoc networks do not rely on any fixed infrastructure. Instead, hosts rely on each other to keep the network connected. One main challenge in design of these networks is their vulnerability to security attacks. Despite the existence of well known security mechanisms, additional vulnerabilities and features pertinent to this new networking paradigm might render such traditional solutions inapplicable.