Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited (TJPRC)
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is self configuring network also known as mesh network. It is a network of mobile devices connected by wireless links. Security is a major challenge for MANET because to their features of open medium, dynamically changing topologies, absence of centralized monitoring points. Thus, many routing protocols of MANETs are vulnerable to various types of attacks. Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV) is a very popular routing protocol, vulnerable to the black hole attack, where a malicious node falsely advertises shortest and suitable paths to a destination node during the route discovery process.