Securing AODV Routing Protocol in MANET Based on Cryptographic Authentication Mechanism
In Mobile Ad hoc wireless NETwork (MANET), secure communication is more challenging task due to its fundamental characteristics like infrastructure less, wireless link, distributed cooperation, dynamic topology, lack of association, resource constrained and physical vulnerability of node. In MANET, attacks can be broadly classified in two categories: routing attacks and data forwarding attacks. Any action not following rules of routing protocols belongs to routing attacks. The main objective of routing attacks to mislead or disrupt normal functioning of network by advertising false routing updates. On the other hand data forwarding attacks include actions such as modification or dropping of data packet that does not disrupt routing protocol.