Date Added: Sep 2013
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous collection of mobile nodes that form a temporary network without of any existing network infrastructure or central access point. The popularity of these networks created security challenges as an important issue. The traditional routing protocols perform well with dynamically changing topology but are not designed to defense against security challenges. In this paper, the authors discuss about current challenges in an ad hoc environment which includes the different types of potential attacks that are possible in the mobile ad-hoc networks that can harm its working and operation.