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Social trust: from real world to mobile ad hoc network

Abd. Razak, Shukor (2008) Social trust: from real world to mobile ad hoc network. In: Social trust: from real world to mobile Ad Hoc Network. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 1-30. ISBN 978-983-52-0613-9

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Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a computer network that combines the capabilities of peer-to-peer, wireless, and mobile network technologies and has been used to support communications in various environments such as in military and disaster relief operations. Such a network operates in a peer-to-peer mode that utilizes wireless medium for communication. Although inheriting most of the other wireless networking characteristics (e.g. WLAN and WPAN), it has its own unique characteristics. For instance, it operates in a fully distributed manner, has no fixed network topology, and relies upon nodes cooperation for the success of its operations. Such characteristics create more challenges, especially with respect to security. Trustworthiness plays an important role in MANET security due to the issue of node anonymity. For example, a source node might be interacting with a set of unknown intermediate nodes to facilitate communication with a destination node. Such a scenario puts node communication at risk as the intermediate nodes might be malicious or misbehaved during their participations. Users’ concern on this issue could be eased by establishing security associations between nodes in the network.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:wireless, mobile, network
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:26492
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 06:57
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 00:19

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