Date Added: Dec 2012
Mobile ad-hoc network is a collection of mobile nodes that are dynamically and arbitrarily located in such a manner that the interconnections between nodes are capable of changing on continual basis. MANET has potential applications in very unpredictable and dynamic environments. Due to security vulnerabilities of the routing protocols, wireless ad-hoc networks are unprotected to attacks of the malicious nodes. One of these attacks is the Black Hole Attack. In this paper, the authors focus on analyzing the effect of active Black Hole Attack on one of famous reactive routing protocol AODV. Their aim is to simulate the effect of Black Hole Attack on AODV protocol using various performance metric parameters.