International Journal of Computer Applications
A wireless networks are more accessible to different types of attack than wired network. One such attack is wormhole attack, in which traffic is forwarded and replayed from one location to another through the wormhole tunnel without negotiating any cryptographic techniques over the network. Thus, it is challenging to defend against this attack. In this paper, the authors review WSN concept and wormhole attack. Then they discuss classification of wormhole attack and also mention few of the initiatives to detect the wormhole attack.