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Performance Analysis of AODV under Black Hole Attack through Use of OPNET Simulator

By H. A. Esmaili, M. R. Khalili Shoja and Hossein gharaee


Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are dynamic wireless networks without any infrastructure. These networks are weak against many types of attacks. One of these attacks is the black hole. In this attack, a malicious node advertises itself as having freshest or shortest path to specific node to absorb packets to itself. The effect of black hole attack on ad hoc network using AODV as a routing protocol will be examined in this research. Furthermore, we investigate solution for increasing security in these networks. Simulation results using OPNET simulator depict that packet delivery ratio in the presence of malicious nodes, reduces notably.Comment: 4 page

Topics: Computer Science - Cryptography and Security
Year: 2011
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