Secure Routing Against Control Packet Dropping Attack
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of autonomous mobile nodes that communicate by forming a multi-hop radio network and maintaining connections in a decentralized manner. Ad hoc networks are more vulnerable toward attacks like DoS, which is a kind of packet dropping attack which can be any one of the ways i.e., control packet dropping, selective dropping or collaborative packet dropping. Most of the existing proposals focused on data packet dropping but these solutions are not directly applicable to control packets. The authors propose a solution to protect control packet dropping by using the reactive routing protocols.