Universal Journal of Communications and Network Vol. 6(2), pp. 7 - 17
DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2018.060201
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Security Threats and Solutions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; A Review


Mutuma Ichaba *
Institute of Open and Distance Learning, Africa Nazarene University, Kenya

ABSTRACT

Compared to wired-infrastructure dependent networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are more vulnerable to attacks. Because of their dynamic topology and the absence of centralized network administration, MANETs face more security threats than centralized networks. Initial literature review on MANETs' security issues indicates that while there have been attempts to identify security threats and solutions on MANETs, comprehensive reviews are very little or lacking. In an attempt to address this gap, this article offers an up-to-date literature on security issues and solutions in MANETs. By limiting the review to 21st Century research on this topic, this review paper is able to offer a comprehensive presentation of the issues concerning security in MANETs.

KEYWORDS
Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), Security, Threats, Solutions, Routing Protocols

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Mutuma Ichaba , "Security Threats and Solutions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; A Review," Universal Journal of Communications and Network, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 7 - 17, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2018.060201.

(b). APA Format:
Mutuma Ichaba (2018). Security Threats and Solutions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; A Review. Universal Journal of Communications and Network, 6(2), 7 - 17. DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2018.060201.