An Overview of Security in MANET

Kirti Gupta, Pardeep Kumar Mittal


A MANET is a distributed infrastructure less network and mainly relies on individual security solutions from each mobile node and therefore centralized security control is hard to implement in it. The nature of ad hoc networks makes them vulnerable to various forms of attack. The random nature of these networks makes enforcement of security a challenging issue. The paper presents the main vulnerabilities in the mobile ad hoc networks, which have made it much easier to suffer from attacks. Then it presents the main attack types that exist in it. Finally presents the current security solutions for the mobile ad hoc network.

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