International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
A MANET is a self-configuring network of mobile devices connected by links. As mobile ad hoc network applications are deployed, security emerges as a central requirement. In MANET, routing attacks are particularly serious. In this paper, the state-of-the-art of security issues in MANET is examined. The wireless ad hoc networks are highly susceptible to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks because of its unique characteristics such as open network architecture, shared wireless medium and no centralized controller and infrastructure.