The recent advancements in wireless communication technologies allow for information exchange in high mobility. Such a mobile network that comprises of vehicles and the road side units as the nodes and allows information exchange among them is called Vehicular ad Hoc Network (VANET). In VANETs, vehicles broadcast information to other nearby vehicles in their surroundings. However, if the authenticity of this information exchange is not maintained, then it may lead to some severe security threats. The presence of faulty and malicious nodes are responsible for the dissemination of fake and forged messages in the network. This paper proposes an approach for the minimization of faulty data dissemination in the vehicular adhoc network to improve the security and reliability of the network. The main idea is to check for the authenticity of the message, to ensure the message being correct and reliable and consequently, reduce the propagation of malicious and faulty messages from the network.
VANET, authenticity, credit, cost, threshold.
Nazish Siddiqui; Mohd. Shahid Husain, An Approach to Minimize Faulty Data Propagation in Vehicular Adhoc Network, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 21, Issue 1, July 2016, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-81-932623-1-3.