American Journal of Applied Sciences

Survey on Mobile Ad Hoc Network Attacks and Mitigation Using Routing Protocols

S. P. Manikandan and R. Manimegalai

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.1796.1801

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 11

Pages 1796-1801


Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) due to its unpredictable topology and bandwidth limitations are vulnerable to attacks. Establishing security measures and finding secure routes are the major challenges faced by MANET. Security issues faced by ad hoc networks are node authentication, insider attack and intrusion detection. Implementing security measures is challenging due to the presence of limited resources in the hardware device and the network. Routing protocols attempt to mitigate the attacks by isolating the malicious nodes. In this study, a survey of various kinds of attacks against MANET is studied. It is also proposed to study modification of AODV and DSR routing protocol implementation with regard to mitigating attacks and intrusion detection. This study studied various approaches to predict and mitigate attacks in MANET.


© 2012 S. P. Manikandan and R. Manimegalai. 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.