Black hole along with other attacks in MANETs: A survey

Fan Hsun Tseng, Hua Pei Chiang, Han Chieh Chao

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Security issue in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a promising research. In 2011, we had accomplished a survey of black hole attacks in MANETs. However network technology is changing with each passing day, a vast number of novel schemes and papers have been proposed and published in recent years. In this paper, we survey the literature on malicious attacks in MANETs published during past 5 years, especially the black hole attack. Black hole attacks are classified into non-cooperative and collaborative black hole attacks. Except black hole attacks, other attacks in MANET are also studied, e.g., wormhole and flooding attacks. In addition, we conceive the open issues and future trends of black hole detection and prevention in MANETs based on the survey results of this paper. We summarize these detection schemes with three systematic comparison tables of non-cooperative black hole, collaborative black hole and other attacks, respectively, for a comprehensive survey of attacks in MANETs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-78
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Information Processing Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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