Wormhole Attack Mitigation in MANET: A Cluster Based Avoidance Technique

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Provided by: Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self configuring, infrastructure less network of mobile devices connected by wireless links. Loopholes like wireless medium, lack of a fixed infrastructure, dynamic topology, rapid deployment practices, and the hostile environments in which they may be deployed, make MANET vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks and wormhole attack is one of them. During this attack a malicious node captures packets from one location in the network, and tunnels them to another colluding malicious node at a distant point, which replays them locally.
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