Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology. Networks and Communications

Volume 84 of the series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering pp 402-408

Detecting and Avoiding Wormhole Attack in MANET Using Statistical Analysis Approach

  • Saurabh UpadhyayAffiliated withSarvottam Institute of Technology and Management
  • , Brijesh Kumar ChaurasiaAffiliated withInstitute of Technology and Management

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A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) consists of a collection of wireless mobile nodes that forms a temporary network without having any fixed infrastructure or centralized administration. MANET is infrastructure-less, lack of centralized monitoring and dynamic changing network topology. MANET is highly vulnerable to attack due to open error prone shared wireless medium. In this paper, we proposed an algorithm for avoiding and preventing the wormhole attacks in MANET using statistical analysis approach. Simulation and results show that efficacy of proposed algorithm and the proposed heuristics provides better security and performance than conventional AODV in the presence of wormhole attack.


MANET Wormhole attack Wormhole detection technique Wormhole prevention Statistical mechanism