Detecting Wormhole Attack in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Provided by: International Journal for Technological Research in Engineering (IJTRE)
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is self-organizing, less infrastructure, multi-hop networks. In wireless network and distributed nature of MANETs poses a huge challenge to system designers. Mobile ad hoc networks are by used very open to any person. Anyone with the proper knowledge of the network topology and hardware then protocols can connect to the network. They allow potential attackers to gain access to the network and carry out attacks on its participants with the purpose of disrupt the network or stealing or altering information. A specific type of attack, the wormhole attack does not require exploiting any nodes in the network and can interfere with the route establishment process.

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