International Journal of Computer Applications
The active operational environment of Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) makes it exposed to a variety of network attacks. Thus reducing the vulnerability is becoming a top priority. Wireless networks are susceptible to many attacks, including an attack known as the wormhole attack, has become a challenging work. The wormhole attack is very powerful and preventing this attack has proven to be very difficult. This paper addresses the aforementioned gap by introducing a new co-operative, relative approach, based on Reference Broadcast System (RBS). To improve network scalability and throughput, the authors propose the concept of the relative velocity between sender & the receiver node of the MANET.