Security in Ad-Hoc Networks

Security in Ad-Hoc Networks

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam (Monash University, Clayton, Australia), Ronald Pose (Monash University, Clayton, Australia) and Carlo Kopp (Monash University, Clayton, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-766-9.ch013


Due to the nature of wireless media, dynamic network topology, resource constraints, and lack of any base station or access point, security in ad-hoc networks is more challenging than with cabled networks. In this chapter, we discuss various attacks on the network layer of ad-hoc networks. We also review security protocols that protect network layer operations from various attacks.

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