Correlation between protocol selection and packet drop attack severity in ad hoc networks
Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) are self-configuring, dynamic, networks that consist of nodes with various capabilities communicating through a wide spectrum of frequencies. Such flexibility in infrastructure and design comes with great risks in form of attacks on its nodes and the routing protocols that connect the network together. The aim of this paper is to explore the correlation between the attack severity and the protocol used. In this paper, the comparison will be mainly between the Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) protocol, and the Ad-Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol and how both respond to a Packet Drop attacks. © 2017 IEEE.