Lovely Professional University
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes dynamically forming a temporary network without the aid of any established infrastructure or centralized administration. The mobility of nodes in MANETs changes frequently which results in changing network topology, due to changing network topology routing in MANETs a challenging task. MANETs are weak against many types of attack, one of the attacks is the black hole attack. In this attack, a malicious node advertises itself as having freshest or shortest path to specific node to absorb packets itself. The effect of black hole attack on ad hoc network using AODV as a routing protocol with Http traffic load will be examined in this research.