Date Added: Aug 2012
This research aims to identify the security threats in on-demand routing protocol, AODV for Ad-hoc network. In this context the authors have extended the AODV protocol with trust and recommendation to secure the network. In AODV, establishment of routing path depends on the faster route request and route reply packets. Rushing attacker exploits such faster traversal activities to attack the network. Rushing attackers are identified based on their misbehavior in comparison to other nodes of the network. Furthermore, trust value is assigned to the misbehaving node and the same is augmented with other aspects of trust like dependency pattern, context, previous history and dynamicity.