Poster Abstract: Pair-Wise Resistance to Traffic Analysis in MANETs
Source: University of South Carolina
Some of the same features that make MANETs attractive, such as mobility and self-organization, also lead to increased vulnerability to traffic analysis. Data on who is communicating with whom, how often, how much, and when is easily available to any eavesdropper within range of the wireless network. Even if the payload is encrypted, standard MANET protocols transmit enough headers and routing information in the clear making traffic analysis relatively easy for attackers.