International Journal for Technological Research in Engineering (IJTRE)
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) are one of the fastest growing areas of research. A MANET is a collection of communication devices or nodes that wish to communicate without any fixed infrastructure and pre-determined organization of available links. Some characteristics of MANETs such as communication via wireless links, resource constraints (such as bandwidth and battery power), cooperation between the nodes due to communication protocols and dynamic topologies make it more vulnerable to attacks. Black hole attack is a well-known security threat in mobile ad hoc networks.