Short Paper: Fellowship in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Security issues are paramount in mobile ad hoc networks even more so than in wired networks. Though there have been many works in the recent years on secure routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks still ad hoc networks are prone to specific attacks such as packet drop attacks. In this paper, the authors bring out the vulnerabilities and seriousness of the packet drop attacks. They propose an obligation based enforcement approach called "Fellowship" to defend the packet drop attacks in mobile ad hoc networks.