Date Added: Nov 2011
Development of handheld features and mobile telephony makes Ad hoc networks widely adopted, but security remains a complicated issue. Recently, there are several proposed solutions treating authentication, availability, secure routing and intrusion detection, etc., in Ad hoc networks. In this paper, the authors introduce a securing data protocol in Ad hoc networks, SDMP protocol. This solution increases the robustness of transmitted data confidentiality by exploiting the existence of multiple paths between nodes in an Ad hoc network. This paper also includes an overview of current solutions and vulnerabilities and attacks in Ad hoc networks.