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With the widespread use of mobile devices, the users of Mobile Ad hoc network (MANET) become increasingly more, which results the rapid development of the technology. Due to MANET don't need the infrastructure, it can deploy fast and conveniently in any environment. Because of its easy deployment features, in addition to used in personal area networks, home area networks and so on. Specially, MANET suit for military operations and the emergent disasters rescue that need to overcome terrain and special purpose in urgent. However the dynamical network topology of MANET, infrastructure-less property and lack of certificate authority make the security problems of MANET need to pay more attention. The common routing protocols in current such as DSR AODV and so on almost take account in performance. They don't have the related mechanism about detection and response. Aiming at the possible attacks by malicious nodes, based on the DSR protocol, this paper presented a mechanism to detect malicious nodes launching black/gray hole attacks and cooperative black hole attacks, known as Cooperative Bait Detection Scheme (CBDS). It integrates the proactive and reactive defense architectures, and randomly cooperates with a stochastic adjacent node. By using the address of the adjacent node as the bait destination address, it baits malicious nodes to reply RREP and detects the malicious nodes by the proposed reverse tracing program and consequently prevents their attacks.
Date of Conference: Feb. 28 2011-March 3 2011