International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) are becoming increasingly popular as more and more mobile devices find their way to the public, besides \"Traditional\" uses such as military battlefields and disaster situations. They are being used step by step in everyday stages. With this increased usage of MANETs comes the need for making the networks secure as well as efficient, something that is not readily done as many of the demands of network security conflicts. Mobile ad-hoc networks are insecure due to its open medium nature, dynamic changes in network topology, co-operative algorithms, lack of centralized monitoring point and lack of a clear line of defense.