International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is one of the most important one among various wireless communication mechanisms. Its unique infrastructure less network and self-configuring capability makes it ideal for many mission critical applications. However, these characteristics also make MANET vulnerable to passive and active attacks due to its open medium, changing topology and lack of centralized monitoring. This leads to the need of a new intrusion detection system specially designed for mobile ad hoc networks. The proposed paper introduces an approach to identify and detect misbehaving nodes in mobile ad hoc networks.