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Securing the routing of message in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) is still a challenging issue. This paper proposes an Enhanced Trust-Based Multipath Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) protocol (so-called ETBMDSR) to securely transmit messages in MANETs. The authors' method consists in a combination of soft-encryption, novel trust management strategy, and multipath DSR routing. Simulation results are presented to validate their proposal, showing that their ETB-MDSR scheme outperforms a recently proposed Trust-Based Multipath DSR message scheme (TB-MDSR), in terms of route selection time.
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