Generic Secure Key Sharing Technique for Prevention of Security Attacks on Location Based Geo-Casting and Forwarding Routing Protocol in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

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Executive Summary

A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is composed of Mobile Nodes (MNs) without any infrastructure. MNs self-organize to form a network over radio links. Multicast routing plays a significant role in MANETs. Due to unique characteristics, such as dynamic network topology, limited bandwidth, and limited battery power, routing in MANETs is a particularly challenging task compared to conventional networks. At present, several efficient routing protocols have been proposed for MANETs. Most of these protocols assume a trusted and cooperative environment. However, in the presence of malicious nodes, the network is vulnerable to various kinds of attacks. The success of Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANETs) strongly depends on people's confidence in its security.

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