International Journal of Computer Applications
Security in mobile ad-hoc networks always draws attention of the researcher due to its unsecured boundaries, infrastructure less system and dynamic & random behavior. Most of the works in MANET have been focused on the network layer attacks because the attacks can be identified and its effects can be minimized on the network layer itself. On the other hand, few attacks bypass the network layer security and reached the application layer. This paper investigate the effect of application layer attack on mobile ad-hoc network using OPNET simulator and compare the outcomes of investigation of with and without attacks using different routing protocols.