International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology
Without the management of centralized unit, Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are vulnerable to security threats from flooding attacks launched through compromised nodes or intruder. Whenever a source node needs a data session with a destination node, it disseminates a Route REQuest (RREQ) message to its neighbors in a hop-by-hop manner. A crucial type of flooding attacks called RREQ flooding appears to be inevitably proliferated in wireless networks. Within the RREQ flooding attack, attackers would launch immense RREQ packets with out-of-domain IP address as its destination node.