Journal of Computer Science

An Approach for Detecting Attacks in Mobile Adhoc Networks

V. Madhu Viswanatham and A. A. Chari

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2008.245.251

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 4, Issue 3

Pages 245-251

Abstract

The security of data becomes more important with the increased use of commercial applications over wireless network environments. We presented an approach to handle various attacks for wireless networks. There were several problems of security in wireless networks due to intruders and different type of attacks such as Node Isolation, Route Disruption and Resource Consumption. There were better methods and intruder handling procedures available for fixed networks but it was difficult to analyze attacks in the mobile adhoc environments. The reason was due high mobility of network nodes and lack of fixed infrastructure. Normally, attacks by an intruder cause unauthorized use of the wireless network so that the whole network will be suffered from packet losses and reduced throughput. So, we have performed a study on various issues of threats for Mobile Adhoc Networks and presented an approach to handle such threats efficiently. The main principle was to use my-AODV agent to introduce various attacks on existing AODV MANET routing protocol.

Copyright

© 2008 V. Madhu Viswanatham and A. A. Chari. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.