International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
An ad-hoc network is a group of wireless and mobile nodes that function without any open infrastructure and has the capability to form a temporary network dynamically. Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) is one of the commonly used routing protocols in an ad-hoc typed network. This protocol experiences a particular type of attack which is called the 'Black Hole attack'. It comprises a malicious node advertising itself as it is having the shortest route to the destination which is the node that it wants to attack. This allows the malicious node to deprive the traffic from the source node and to prevent this attack from occurring, it is very important to detect the abnormal actions occurring during the attack.