Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

SIMULATION STUDY OF BLACKHOLE ATTACK IN THE MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKS

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): SHEENU SHARMA | ROOPAM GUPTA

Journal: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
ISSN 1823-4690

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 243;
Date: 2009;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: Ad hoc networks | Routing protocols | AODV | Blackhole

ABSTRACT
A wireless ad hoc network is a temporary network set up by wireless nodes usually moving randomly and communicating without a network infrastructure. Due to security vulnerabilities of the routing protocols, however, wireless ad hoc networks may be unprotected against attacks by the malicious nodes. In this study we investigated the effects of Blackhole attacks on the network performance. We simulated Blackhole attacks in Qualnet Simulator and measured the packet loss in the network with and without a blackhole. The simulation is done on AODV (Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector) Routing Protocol. The network performance in the presence of a blackhole is reduced up to 26%.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions