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Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

Volume 4325 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 436-448

Interlayer Attacks in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Lei GuangAffiliated withConcordia Institute for Information System Engineering, Concordia University
  • , Chadi AssiAffiliated withConcordia Institute for Information System Engineering, Concordia University
  • , Abderrahim BenslimaneAffiliated withLaboratoire Informatique d’Avignon, Université d’ Avignon

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Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate a new class of protocol compliant exploits that initiates at the MAC layer but targets ad hoc on-demand routing mechanisms. A misbehaved node implementing this type of attacks completely follows the specifications of IEEE802.11 standard and the existing on-demand routing protocols. However, it can cause routing shortcut attacks or detour attacks. We detail the exploits against two on-demand routing protocols: AODV and DSR. We evaluate the impact of such attacks on the network performance and propose PSD (Prevention from Shortcut and Detour Attack) to mitigate their impacts.

Keywords

Ad hoc networks medium access control security