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Ad hoc networks are a new wireless networking. However, these kinds of networks do not have an underlying fixed infrastructure as well as tend to be vulnerable to a number of attacks due to dynamic network topology and the lack of centralized network management functionality. In this paper, the authors have proposed a new scheme that will allow two ad hoc nodes to establish a pair-wise shared key on the fly (dynamic) during any stage of the network operations based on Cellular Automata (CA) rules without requiring the use of on-line key distribution centre. Their proposed scheme consists of a simple, but strong to provide a secure communication against node compromise due to pair-wise key establishment.