Date Added: Mar 2013
Vehicular Ad hoc Networks is a special kind of mobile ad hoc network to provide communication among nearby vehicles and between vehicles and nearby fixed equipments. VANETs are mainly used for improving efficiency and safety of (future) transportation. There are chances of a number of possible attacks in VANET due to open nature of wireless medium. In this paper, the authors have classified these security attacks and logically organized/represented in a more lucid manner based on the level of effect of a particular security attack on intelligent vehicular traffic. Also, an effective solution is proposed for DOS based attacks which use the redundancy elimination mechanism consists of rate decreasing algorithm and state transition mechanism as its components.