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SECURITY
IN MANETS USING CRYPTOGRAPHY ALGORITHMS

Abstract – Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is an important
field where many of the users are using mobile devices for last few years where
ad-hoc routing in networks is one of the prominent issues. A malicious node can
drop the routing information, data packets intentionally and disturb the
process of the routing protocol. To solve this problem, we proposed a novel
approach for effective key management, and prevention of malicious nodes.
Security to the routing protocol is incorporated using traditional SHA
algorithm along with symmetric and asymmetric key encryption methods. The
performance of the proposed algorithms is analyzed with different algorithms
and results are shown improvement in terms of the time taken to transfer the
data, communication overheads and battery consumption.

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1. INTRODUCTION 

      Now-a-days the
mobile devices are used more frequently as every person owns at least a mobile
device. We use these devices for almost everything like to share data, post an
update, and share the information. In such cases these devices must be secured.
Cryptography will be playing a major role in hiding the data or information.
These cryptography algorithms are divided into two types, symmetric key
cryptography algorithms and asymmetric key cryptography algorithms. The
symmetric algorithms will use same key for encryption and decryptions of the information.
These are again divided into Block ciphers and stream ciphers. Block ciphers
will use block of data for the encryption and decryption like AES, DES and
Blowfish. Stream ciphers use single bit at a time like in RC4. In asymmetric
key algorithms, there will be two different keys used for the encryption and
decryption, one is public key and another is private key. We can use one key
for encryption and other for decryption like RSA algorithm. Public key is
public to all but private key is recognized for the user only. Due to large
processing of the keys the asymmetric algorithms are much slower than the
symmetric key algorithms.

 

1.1 Goals of Cryptography

1.1.1 Confidentiality: Confidentiality is basically used to
ensure that the data is safe and private this is obtained using encryption.

1.1.2 Data Integrity: This is to ensure that the data is not
changed intentionally or accidentally.

1.1.3 Authentication: Authentication is to ensure that the
originator is original and is known to receiver.

1.1.4 Non-Repudiation: Non-Repudiation is to assure that the
sender cannot refuse the fact that he send the message or vice versa.

1.2  Asymmetric Key Algorithm

In asymmetric key algorithm two different keys are used, one
public key and another private key. Generally, the public key is used for the
encryption process and the private key is used for the decryption process
because this will make only the receiver to decrypt the message. So, the sender
encrypts the message with the help of the public key of the receiver and sends
the message, now the receiver will be able to decrypt the message using his own
private key.

1.3 Symmetric key Algorithm

In symmetric key algorithm, we will use only one single key
for both encryption and decryption. The sender will encrypt the message with a
secret key that is shared between the sender and the receiver privately. This
key will be used by the receiver to decrypt the cipher text from the sender.
Thus in this algorithms one secret key is used.

1.4 Cryptographic hash functions

The cryptographic hash functions are the functions that take
an input and return a fixed-size alphanumeric string. The string is called the
hash value or message digest or digital fingerprint or digest or checksum.

The ideal hash function has three main properties: (a) It is
extremely easy to calculate a hash for any given data. (b) It is extremely
computationally difficult to calculate an alphanumeric text that has a given
hash. (c)It is extremely unlikely that two slightly different messages will
have the same hash.

A cryptographic hash function should behave as much as
possible like a random function while still being efficiently computable. A
cryptographic hash function is considered “insecure” from a
cryptographic point of view, if either of the following is computationally
feasible, finding a (previously unseen) message that matches a given hash
values and finding “collisions”, in which two different messages have
the same hash value.

2. LITERATURE SURVEY

 

In it is concluded that AES is faster and more efficient
than other encryption algorithms. When the broadcast of data is considered
there is insignificant difference in performance of different symmetric key
schemes. Under the scenario of data transfer it would be better to use AES
scheme in case the encrypted data is stored at the other end and decrypted
multiple times.

  In 2016, Madumita
Panda has done performance analysis of encryption algorithms for security. In
this paper, the professor compared different algorithms in terms of CPU time,
memory, the algorithms include symmetric as well as asymmetric algorithms.

In 2014, Suni kumar Sahu, Ajay kushwaha have done analysis
of symmetric encryption algorithms for mobile ad hoc network. In this paper, he
compared only symmetric key algorithms in the MANETS and displayed the results
in terms of battery usage, end to end delay, processing time etc. The author
used ns2 simulator to compare the performance of the algorithms.

In 2016, M V Narayana, Dr G Narsimha, Dr SSVN Sarma proposed
security enhancement in MANETS using SHA Algorithm 6. In this paper, the
authors proposed a method to improve the security in the mobile ad hoc networks
using the Secure Hashing Algorithm. 

In 2 it states that AES is faster and more proficient than
other encryption algorithms. Increasing the key size by 64 bits of AES leads to
increase in energy consumption about8%without any data transfer. The difference
is not obvious. Reducing the number of rounds leads to power savings but it
makes the protocol insecure for AES and should be avoided. 

3. PROPOSED SYSTEM

 

      The proposed
system involves a multi-level security in MANETS where the data is will undergo
the cryptographic hash function and an encryption algorithm and is sent to the
destination where the data is decrypted and the data is checked for its
integrity using the SHA algorithm.

At the sender the message digest of the data that has to be
sent is obtained using the SHA-256 algorithm, then the data along with the
message digest is encrypted and will be transmitted to the destination. When
the message is received at the destination it will be decrypted and the hash
code value of the incoming message is compared to the value that is
concatenated to the input string. This way the integrity of the message is
verified.

Now AES algorithm and RSA algorithms are used in the place
of the encryption algorithms and their performance is compared.

3.1 SHA-256:

SHA-256 belongs to the SHA-2 family of hash functions; the
family consists of SHA-256 and SHA-512 that are differentiated by the word
block sizes. The FIPS PUB 180-2 standard is followed by the SHA-256. This is
developed by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) and
other government and private parties. 

A hash function is a mathematical function that converts the
input valued into another compressed value of fixed length. The input to the
hash function is of arbitrary length but output is of fixed length.

SHA-256 operates in the manner of MD4, MD5 and SHA-1. The
message is first padded with its length in such a way that the result is a
multiple of 512 bit long word then it is parsed into 512-bit message blocks M1,
M2 … Mn. Now the blocks are processed one at a time beginning from the initial
buffer H (0), sequentially calculate

 H(i) = H(i-1) + CMi
*( H(i-1) )

Where C is the SHA-256 compression function and + means word-wise
mode 232 addition. H(n) is the hash or message digest of the message

3.2 RSA Algorithm

RSA is the acronym derived for Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and
Leonard Adleman, who first described it in 1978. This algorithm is used to
encrypt and decrypt the messages. It is an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm
means it uses two different keys for encryption and decryption. 

The main steps in the RSA algorithm are (a) Key Generation
(b) Encryption (c) Decryption. The key generation can be done as follows: Generate
two large prime numbers p and q of approximately equal size. Find the product
of the two numbers let it be ‘n’. 

n = p*q

Calculate ? such that ? = (p-1)*(q-1). Next choose ‘e’ such
that gcd(e, ? ) = 1 , 1

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