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Simulation Study of Black Hole and Jellyfish attack on MANET Using NS3Simulation Study of Black Hole and Jellyfish attack on MANET Using NS3

IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
wcmn - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Nidhi Purohit
Richa Sinha
Hiteishi Diwanji

Nidhi Purohit, Richa Sinha and Hiteishi Diwanji. Article: Simulation Study of Black Hole and Jellyfish attack on MANET Using NS3. IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks wcmn(1):42-46, January 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Nidhi Purohit and Richa Sinha and Hiteishi Diwanji},
	title = {Article: Simulation Study of Black Hole and Jellyfish attack on MANET Using NS3},
	journal = {IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {wcmn},
	number = {1},
	pages = {42-46},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Wireless networks are gaining popularity to its peak today, as the user’s wants wireless connectivity irrespective of their geographic position. There is an increasing threat of attacks on the Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET). The attacks studied in this paper are against the routing protocols in Mobile ad hoc network. We have used AODV for simulating this attacks using NS3. Black hole attack is one of the security threat in which the traffic is redirected to such a node that drops all the packets or the node actually does not exist in the network. Black holes refer to places in the network where incoming traffic is silently discarded or dropped. Jellyfish (JF) attack is a type of selective black hole attack. When JF node gets hold of forwarding packet it starts delaying/dropping data packets for certain amount of time before forwarding normally. Since packet loss is common in mobile wireless networks, the attacker can exploit this fact by hiding its malicious intents using compliant packet losses that appear to be caused by environmental reasons


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