Survey of Security Threats and Counter Measures in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks [ ]

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) are pervasive, self-configuring, infrastructure-free, and ubiquitous devoid of any centralized authority. Mobile ad hoc networks have proved their efficiency in the deployment for different fields, but they are highly vulnerable to security attacks which is particularly challenging in wireless networks. The existing research that has been carried out provides authentication, confidentiality, availability, and secure routing in ad hoc networks. This paper is an attempt to review the prevailing mobile ad hoc network security threats and the existing solutions.