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Black Hole Attack in MANET

Kapil Chaudhary, Md. Khwaza Meharban, Monu Singh



Wireless network in today’s era is increasing day by day, with the rising need of wireless connectivity the threat of attack on the Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is also increasing. MANET Routing protocols suffer from different kind of attacks on all the layers of protocol stack. One of such attack which occurs at network layer is Black Hole Attack [1]. Black hole attack is one of the security issues in MANET, in which the Traffic is redirected to such a node that actually does not exist in the network. This malicious node uses the Routing Protocol to advertise itself as having the shortest path to the node whose packet it want to intercept. Once intercepted malicious node attracts the packet towards it and discards the packet without informing the source that the data didn’t reach to the intended recipient. Previously, work done on the security issues in MANET were based on Reactive Routing Protocols like AODV, DSR etc. Aim of the study is to analyze the effect of black hole attack on Routing protocol and proposing the feasible solution for the same.

Keywords: MANET, AODV, DSR.

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Kapil Chaudhary, Md. Khwaza Meharban, Monu Singh. Black Hole Attack in MANET. Journal of Communication Engineering & Systems. 2017; 7(1):        29–31p.

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