Mobility

Prevention of WormholeAttacks in Geographic Routing Protocol

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Executive Summary

As mobile ad hoc network applications are deployed, security emerges as a central requirement. Position aided routing protocols can offer a significant performance increase over traditional ad hoc routing protocols. Boundary State Routing (BSR) is a geographic routing protocol which routes the data using the location of the nodes. Geographic routing protocols are known to be particularly susceptible to attacks. In this paper the authors present the possible attacks on BSR protocol. One of the most popular and serious attacks in ad hoc networks is wormhole attack in which two or more colluding attackers record packets at one location, and tunnel them to another location for a replay at that remote location.

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