Mobility

Securing Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Against Jamming Attacks Through Unified Security Mechanism

Date Added: Jun 2012
Format: PDF

The varieties of studies in the literature have been addressed by the researchers to solve security dilemmas of Mobile Ad-Hoc NETworks (MANET). Due to the wireless nature of the channel and specific characteristics of MANETs, the radio interference attacks cannot be defeated through conventional security mechanisms. An adversary can easily override its Medium Access Control protocol (MAC) and continually transfer packages on the network channel. The authorized nodes keep sending Request-To-Send (RTS) frames to the access point node in order to access to shared medium and start data transfer. However, due to jamming attacks on the network, the access point node cannot assign authorization access to shared medium.