Essay: Implementation of Secure Routing and Energy Efficient Mechanism for MANET

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Abstract’The adhoc networks are very much vulnerable to Dos attacks on the network layer. Black hole attack, gray hole attack are the widespread attack on adhoc networks. Here the malicious nodes interrupt data transmission in the network by transmitting false routing information. The purpose of this paper is to present an efficient Adhoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol that removes the malicious node by isolating it, thereby ensuring secure communication. In order to achieve this goal, the intermediate nodes receiving false routing information from its neighbor node is programmed to consider that neighbor node as malicious. In adhoc network, nodes can join or leave at any time. So, an efficient security mechanism is needed. A homomorphic algorithm is used among authenticated neighbors’ in the adhoc network to provide more security. To reduce the energy consumption of the nodes, data compression techniques are used.
Index terms’MANETs AODV, LZW data compression techniques.
Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks are autonomous and decentralized wireless systems. MANETs consist of mobile nodes that are free in moving in and out in the network. Nodes are the systems or devices i.e. mobile phone, laptop, personal digital assistance, MP3 player and personal computer that are participating in the network and are mobile. These nodes can act as host/router or both at the same time. Many routing protocols have been developed for MANETS, i.e. AODV, OLSR, DSR etc. MANETs must have a secure way for transmission and communication and this is a quite challenging and vital issue as there is increasing threats of attack on the Mobile Networks.
In order to provide secure communication and transmission, the engineers must understand different types of attacks and their effects on the MANETs. Gray hole
attack, Black hole attack, Sybil attack, flooding attack, routing table overflow attack, Denial of Service (DoS), selfish node misbehaving, impersonation attack are kind of attacks that a MANET can suffer from.
A. Black Hole Attack
In black hole attack, a malicious node uses its routing protocol in order to advertise itself for having the shortest path to the destination node or to the packet it wants to intercept.
This hostile node advertises its availability of fresh routes irrespective of checking its routing table. In this way attacker node will always have the availability in replying to the route request and thus intercept the data packet and retain it. In protocol based on flooding, the malicious node reply will be received by the requesting node before the reception of reply from actual node; hence a malicious and forged route is created. When this route is establish, now it’s up to the node whether to drop all the packets or forward it to the unknown address.
The method how malicious node fits in the data routes varies. Fig. 2.1 shows how black hole problem arises, here node ‘A’ want to send data packets to node ‘D’ and initiate the route discovery process. So if node ‘C’ is a malicious node then it will claim that it has active route to the specified destination as soon as it receives RREQ packets.
It will then send the response to node ‘A’ before any other node. In this way node ‘A’ will think that this is the active route and thus active route discovery is complete. Node ‘A’ will ignore all other replies and will start seeding data packets to node ‘C’. In this way all the data packet will be lost consumed or lost.
Fig 1 Black Hole Problem
B. Gray-hole attack:
A variation of black hole attack is the gray hole attack, in which the nodes will drop the packets selectively. Selective forward attack is of two types they are,
‘ Dropping all UDP packets while forwarding TCP packets.
‘ Dropping 50% of the packets or dropping them with a probabilistic distribution. These are the attacks that seek to disrupt the network without being detected by the security measures.
Gray hole is a node that can switch from behaving correctly to behaving like a black hole that is it is actually an attacker and it will act as a normal node. So we can’t identify easily the attacker since it behaves as a normal node. Every node maintains a routing table that stores the next hop node information which is a route packet to destination node. If a source node is in need to route a packet to the destination node it uses a specific route and it will be checked in the routing table whether it is available or not. If a node initiates a route discovery process by broadcasting Route Request (RREQ) message to its neighbor, by receiving the route request message the intermediate nodes will update their routing tables for reverse route to the source. A route reply message is sent back to the source node when the RREQ query reaches either to the destination node or to any other node which has a current route to destination.
The gray hole attack has two phases:
Phase 1:
A malicious node exploits the AODV protocol to advertise itself as having a valid route to destination node, with the intention of interrupting packets of spurious route.
Phase 2:
In this phase, the nodes has been dropped the interrupted packets with a certain probability and the detection of gray hole attack is a difficult process. Normally in the gray hole attacks the attacker behaves maliciously for the time until the packets are dropped and then switch to their normal behavior. Both normal node and attacker are same. Due to this behavior it is very hard to find out in the network to figure out such kind of attack.
Fig 2 Gray Hole attack
D.M. Shila; T. Anjali [18]; proposed to investigate a serious security threat known as the selective forwarding attack (gray hole attack). In a selective forwarding attack, a malicious node refuses to forward all or a subset of the packets it receives. Such selective dropping is challenging to defend against. In this paper, we present an algorithm to defend against selective forwarding attacks based on AODV routing protocol. The first phase of the algorithm is Counter-Threshold Based and uses the detection threshold and packet counter to identify the attacks and the second phase is Query-Based and uses acknowledgment from the intermediate nodes to localize the attacker. We also present simulation results to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed algorithm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper to present an algorithm for defending selective forwarding attacks in WMN. The selective forwarding attack is overcome by using the counter-threshold, detection threshold and packet counters. The wireless mesh network has unique mesh client, it waits for acknowledgement means the node can easily compromised with another.
Kozoma W, Lazos L [14], proposes a scheme REAct. REAct that provides resource-efficient accountability for node misbehavior. REAct identifies misbehaving nodes based on a series of random audits triggered upon a performance drop. We show that a source-destination pair using REAct can identify any number of independently misbehaving nodes based on behavioral proofs provided by nodes. Proofs are constructed using Bloom filters which are storage-efficient membership structures, thus significantly reducing the communication overhead for misbehavior detection. REAct that provides resource-efficient accountability for node misbehavior. By suing the bloom filter they prove that which has a storage efficient membership. It reduces communication overhead. It increases the delay. It does not concentrate on the QOS of the network.
Detecting packet drop attacks is important for security of MANETs and current random audit based mechanism cannot detect collaborative attacks. Wang W, Bhargava B, Linder man M [16], design a hash function based method to generate node behavioral proofs that contain information from both data traffic and forwarding paths.
The new method is robust against collaborative attacks described in the paper and it introduces limited computational overhead on the intermediate nodes. We investigate the security of the proposed approach and design schemes to further reduce the overhead. Here they reduce both the detecting packet drop and collaborative attack in effective manner. It reduces the computational overhead. The complexity of the routing process. It does not give sufficient information about the routing.
Djenouri D, Badache N [19], proposed the promiscuous mode monitoring approach (watchdog (WD)) which suffers from many problems, especially when employing the power control technique. In this paper we propose a novel monitoring approach that overcomes some WD’s shortcomings, and improves the efficiency in detection. To overcome false detections due to nodes mobility and channel conditions we propose a Bayesian technique for the judgment, allowing node redemption before judgment.
Finally, we suggest a social-based approach for the detection approval and isolation of guilty nodes. We analyze our solution and asses its performance by simulation. The results illustrate a large improvement of our monitoring solution in detection versus the WD, and efficiency through our judgment and isolation techniques as well. They use watch dog method for the monitoring process. So, we can easily predict the misbehaving nodes. We achieve high efficiency in the presence of number of attacks. They are not concentrates the energy factor of the network. The life time of the network is also does not increased.
A. Trust Propagation Protocol
In our proposed to identify and isolate the black hole and gray hole attack in MANET we are going propose high level security algorithm. Our proposed system will also prevent the Network from the attack nodes. Here we have implemented the reliability manager. The reliability manager will compute the reliable capacity of each node in the network. Form the reliable values nodes behavior is identified; this will help to identify the attacker nodes.
After that each and every node in the MANET transfers the hello packets to the neighbor node. By using the hello packets, the trust value of all nodes will be calculated. Here we are going to use Trust Propagation Protocol is to compute the Trust values. This trust value used to identify the proper and improper function of each node. The trust value should greater than the threshold values, and then only the node will be considered for the routing.
By using this information we find out whether the node is trusted or not. From this analysis we can eliminate the attacker nodes in
the network. By using this information we find out whether the node is trusted or not.
After that the path between the source and destination node will be identified using the Adhoc on Demand Routing Distance Vector Routing Protocol (AODV). This is a reactive protocol which enables RREQ message while the source node needs to transfer the packets. After getting the RREP from the destination node, the source will transmit the data packets. Using this algorithm the black hole and gray hole attack has to be detected and prevent in the network.
B. Secure Communication
Homomorphic encryption is the conversion of data into ciphertext that can be analyzed and worked with as if it were still in its original form. Homomorphic encryptions allow complex mathematical operations to be performed on encrypted data without compromising the encryption. In mathematics, homomorphic describes the transformation of one data set into another while preserving relationships between elements in both sets.
The term is derived from the Greek words for “same structure.” Because the data in a homomorphic encryption scheme retains the same structure, identical mathematical operations whether they are performed on encrypted or decrypted data will yield equivalent results.
C. Data Compression Techniques
Compression is useful because it helps reduce resource usage, such as data storage space or transmission capacity. Because compressed data must be decompressed to use, this extra processing imposes computational or other costs through decompression. Lempel’Ziv’Welch (LZW) is a universal lossless data compression algorithm created by Abraham Lempel, Jacob Ziv, and Terry Welch. It is the foremost technique for general purpose data compression due to its simplicity and versatility. Lempel Ziv scheme which is a dictionary based technique is divided into two families: those derived from LZ77 (LZ77, LZSS, LZH and LZB) and those derived from LZ78 (LZ78, LZW and LZFG). A set of interesting conclusions are derived on their basis. Data compression refers to reducing the amount of space needed to store data or reducing the amount of time needed to transmit data. The size of data is reduced by removing the excessive information. The goal of data compression is to represent a source in digital form with as few bits as possible while meeting the minimum requirement of reconstruction of the original.
Typically, you can expect LZW to compress text, executable code, and similar data files to about one-half their original size. LZW also performs well when presented with extremely redundant data files, such as tabulated numbers, computer source code, and acquired signals.
False positive rate is the ratio of number of original node detected as malicious node to the total number of original nodes.
Fig 4.1 False Positive Rate
Fig 4.2 delay vs number of nodes
The graph is plotted between the number of nodes and delay. If the number of nodes increases the delay is also increased.
Among various others, the Black hole attack and Gray hole attacks are considered as the most dangerous attacks towards adhoc network. Most of the traditional methods lack reliability. Also, under these attacks, the Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), Throughput, may decrease, as the number of malicious nodes increases. So a new mechanism for securing ad hoc networks has been proposed. Whenever a network is created using NS-2 simulator, an advanced version of AODV is applied first to remove the malicious nodes causing Black hole attack & gray hole attack. Further Homomorphic encryption algorithm is applied before transmitting data packets. In conclusion, as a result of all these mechanisms, Black hole attacks can be prevented and specifically worthy of attention is the proven increase in throughput and increased Packet Delivery Ratio.

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