Analysis of Worm-Hole Attack in MANET using AODV Routing Protocol

International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
© 2014 by SSRG - IJECE Journal
Volume 1 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Ms Neha Choudhary and Dr Sudhir Agrawal
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Ms Neha Choudhary and Dr Sudhir Agrawal, "Analysis of Worm-Hole Attack in MANET using AODV Routing Protocol," SSRG International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 1,  no. 10, pp. 1-6, 2014. Crossref,


MANET is an infrastructure less, dynamic, decentralized network. Any node can join the network and leave the network at any point of time. Due to dynamic infrastructure-less nature and lack of centralized monitoring points, the ad hoc networks are vulnerable to attacks. The network performance and reliability is break by attacks on ad hoc network routing protocols. AODV is a important ondemand reactive routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks. There is no any security provision against a “Wormhole” attacks in existing AODV protocol The wormhole attack is also one of the severe attacks of MANET. The wormhole attack is basically launched by a pair of collaborating nodes. In wormhole attack two collaborating attacker nodes occupy strong strategic locations in two different parts of the network and advertise to have the shortest path for transmitting data and make wormhole tunnel.. This paper discusses some of the techniques put forwarded by researchers to detect and prevent worm hole attack in MANET using AODV protocol


MANET, AODV, adhoc, worm hole attack, Malicious Node.


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