Computer Science Journals
With the popularity of intelligent electronics which rely on wireless communication in the post-PC era, computing devices have become cheaper, smaller, more mobile and more pervasive in daily lives. Construction of wireless ad hoc network becomes more and more convenient. However, the deployment of sensor nodes in an unattended environment makes the networks vulnerable to a variety of potential attacks. The authors present a malicious node detection mechanism. In using a monitoring mechanism to detect suspicious behavior, and on the basis of the responses from other monitoring nodes, if the number of suspicious entries concerning a particular node reaches a set threshold, that node is declared malicious.