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Detection and Prevention against Wormhole Attack in AODV for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 95 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2014
Priyanka Sharma
H. P. Sinha
Abhay Bindal

Priyanka Sharma, H P Sinha and Abhay Bindal. Article: Detection and Prevention against Wormhole Attack in AODV for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 95(13):34-38, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Priyanka Sharma and H. P. Sinha and Abhay Bindal},
	title = {Article: Detection and Prevention against Wormhole Attack in AODV for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {95},
	number = {13},
	pages = {34-38},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Security is one of the major issues in Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) because of its inherent liabilities. Its infrastructure-less network with dynamic topology pose a number of challenges to security design and makes it vulnerable for different types of security attacks. In wormhole attack a pair of colluding nodes makes a tunnel using a high speed network. These colluding nodes create an illusion that the two remote nodes of a MANET are directly connected through nodes that appear to be neighbours, but are actually distant from one another. In this, a secret key is used for encryption and decryption of hello packets. Because of this, the only authentic node will remain in the network, non-authentic nodes (wormhole node) will be discarded. As a result, communication can take place only between the trusted nodes. So malicious node cannot enter into system and communication is secured.


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