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Review of Artificial Immune System to Enhance Security in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Author(s): Tarun Dalal | Gopal Singh

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies
ISSN 2231-5268

Volume: 12;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 82;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Ad- hoc | MANET | Cryptography | Artificial

Mobile Ad-hoc Networks consist of wireless host that communicate with each other. The routes in a Mobile Ad-hoc Network may consist of many hops through other hosts between source and destination. The hosts are not fixed in a Mobile Adhoc Network; due to host mobility topology can change any time. Mobile Ad-hoc Networks are much more vulnerable to security attacks. Current research works on securing Mobile Adhoc Networks mainly focus on confidentiality, integrity,authentication, availability, and fairness. Design of routingprotocols is very much crucial in Mobile Ad-hoc Network. There are various techniques for securing Mobile Ad-hoc Network i.e. cryptography. Cryptography provides efficient mechanism to provide security, but it creates very much overhead. So, an approach is used which is analogous to Biological Immune System, known as Artificial Immune System (AIS). There is a reason of AIS to be used for security purposes because the Human Immune System (HIS) protects the body against damage from an extremely large number of harmfulbacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, termed pathogens. It doesthis largely without prior knowledge of the structure of thesepathogens. AIS provide security by determining non-trusted nodes and eliminate all non-trusted nodes from the network.

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