Research Area:  Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Mobile adhoc network (MANET) possesses various security challenges mainly due to its varying network topology. As central coordination is not possible in MANETs, sharing of keys between nodes is a difficult task. In this paper, we present a Binary Hex Quadratic Residue Security Model that does not require any kind of key distribution between the nodes in MANETs. We use a stream of equal weighted hex codes of decimal numbers and Ex-OR operations to generate a security vector which facilitates matching of code words and also determine the active and malicious nodes in the network. Our approach also saves energy as it requires less computational analysis when compared to existing approaches. We validate our approach through simulations results.
Author(s) Name:  Syed Jalal Ahmad and P. Radha Krishna
Journal name:  Wireless Personal Communications
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:  volume 101, pages 661–676 (2018)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11277-018-5710-9