International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
The proliferation of Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) helps to realize the nomadic computing paradigm with ubiquitous access. Though they ensure self-maintainable, dynamic and temporary topology, the MANETS also suffer from constraints in power, storage and computational resources. In addition, the pervasiveness, ubiquity and the inherent wireless nature, warrant appropriate security provisions in these networks that becomes difficult to support, amidst the lack of sufficient resource strengths. As a result, the MANETs are more vulnerable to various communications security related attacks.