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An Assessment of Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Security Threads: A Wormhole Attack

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 85 - Number 19
Year of Publication: 2014
Neha Sahu
Deepak Singh Tomar
Neelam Pathak

Neha Sahu, Deepak Singh Tomar and Neelam Pathak. Article: An Assessment of Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Security Threads: A Wormhole Attack. International Journal of Computer Applications 85(19):5-8, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Neha Sahu and Deepak Singh Tomar and Neelam Pathak},
	title = {Article: An Assessment of Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Security Threads: A Wormhole Attack},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {85},
	number = {19},
	pages = {5-8},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Mobile Ad hoc networks typically work in an open un-trusted environment with little physical security, and are vulnerable for different type of security attacks. one attack in ad hoc networks is the wormhole attack that has received a great deal of recent attention. In wormhole attack, an attacker captures the packets from one point in the network and tunnels them to a distant location where they are replayed, typically without modification. Thus the detection of wormhole is a very important in the network. For wormhole attack to have a best impact on the network, it must attract a large amount of network traffic which is done by giving a shortest route to destination in the network. Therefore, the routes going through the wormhole must be shorter than alternate routes through valid network nodes. . This paper uses demonstrate different existing worm hole deduction mechanism and discus problem in existing mechanism


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