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

S. P. Manikandan1 and R. Manimegalai1
  • 1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, India


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 11, 2012, 1796-1801


Submitted On: 13 April 2012 Published On: 1 September 2012

How to Cite: Manikandan, S. P. & Manimegalai, R. (2012). Survey on Mobile Ad Hoc Network Attacks and Mitigation Using Routing Protocols. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(11), 1796-1801.

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  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET)
  • Security Mechanism
  • Ad Hoc on Demand Distance Vector (AODV)
  • Dynamic Source Routing (DSR)
  • Attacks in MANET