International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies (IJCSMS)
Mobile ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) have inherently different properties than traditional wired networks. MANETs have received drastically increasing interest partly owing to potential applicability of MANET to myriad applications. Security is a paramount concern in mobile ad hoc networks of its intrinsic vulnerabilities. A modified HMAC-MD6 algorithm for securing the AODV protocol and increasing resistance to key search attacks and providing authentication as well as integrity is presented in this paper and uses the power of HMAC by making this non vulnerable.