International Journal on Computer Science and Technology (IJCST)
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes that can dynamically be setup anywhere and anytime forming a temporary network without the assistance of any stand-alone infrastructure or centralized administration. Due to openness, dynamic topology, infrastructure-less nature, MANETs are vulnerable to various kinds of attacks. Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) is one of the popular protocols used for routing in MANET. But the security of AODV protocol can be wrecked by black hole attack.