Research Area:  Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Mobile ad-hoc network is an infrastructure less type of network which does not require any kind of fixed infrastructure. It provides multi-hop communication between the source and destination nodes which are not within the direct range of each other through the intermediate nodes. These intermediate nodes cooperate with other nodes in finding an optimum and shortest route toward the destination. However, in holistic environments, some nodes do not cooperate with other nodes in finding the optimal route towards the destination and intentionally give the false route information of having the shortest path toward the destination with a high destination sequence number in order to attract the traffic toward itself and start dropping of the data packets instead of forwarding it. This type of routing misbehaviour is generally called as black hole attack or full packet dropping attack which is one of the most severe destructive attacks that lead to the network degradation. In this paper, we have proposed a protocol called as Mitigating Black Hole effects through Detection and Prevention (MBDP-AODV) based on a dynamic threshold value of the destination sequence number. In order to validate the efficiency of proposed protocol, the NS-2.35 simulator is used. The simulation results show that proposed protocol performs better as compared with existing one under black hole attack.
Author(s) Name:  Shashi Gurung and Siddhartha Chauhan
Journal name:  Wireless Networks
Publisher name:  ACM
Volume Information:  Volume 24,Issue 8,November 2018
Paper Link:   https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.5555/3287990.3288036