Port Change Attack in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Date Added: Aug 2010
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Mobile Ad hoc networks are mostly used in places where providing a network infrastructure seems difficult. In an Ad hoc network the nodes are free to move around and may join and leave the network at their wish. Due to this feature of freedom and unconstrained mobility it is prone to many security related issues. In this paper, the authors present a new idea for a Transport layer attack. A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a network formed by nodes that does not have any pre existing infrastructure. The networks in such occasions are formed by self willing mobile nodes that are free to move around, join and leave the network independently.