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Double Layer Cryptographic Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) by Commitment Scheme

Varun Shukla, Atul Chaturvedi, Neelam Srivastava. Published in Security.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Varun Shukla, Atul Chaturvedi, Neelam Srivastava

Varun Shukla, Atul Chaturvedi and Neelam Srivastava. Double Layer Cryptographic Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) by Commitment Scheme. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(9):32-36, November 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Varun Shukla and Atul Chaturvedi and Neelam Srivastava},
	title = {Double Layer Cryptographic Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) by Commitment Scheme},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {November 2017},
	volume = {7},
	number = {9},
	month = {Nov},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {32-36},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652716},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In the modern world, with the ever-increasing demand of internet, the role of Cryptography becomes vital. We use e- commerce (business to consumer or consumer to business), financial transactions and various mails and chat services over internet on laptops and mobile phones. Recently famous dating site Ashley Madison was hacked and hackers published that data including credit card details (July-August 2015). The management put 500000 $ reward for the information of hackers and the people of good social reputation committed suicide because of published data. Such kinds of events are very discouraging and restrict people in such a way so that they feel dubious to use financial transactions or chatting services specifically on ad-hoc networks. So cryptography has the responsibility to secure the transactions and various communication services. The responsibility increases manifold when the network is without infrastructure. So in this paper we present an authenticated key agreement protocols for MANETs which provides authentication as a cryptographic goal and avoids MITM (Man in the middle attack), DoS (Denial of service) etc using commitment scheme. With our proposed protocol, we wanted to achieve the security level equivalent to one time pad along with the ease of symmetric key management which involves no exponent calculations to save computational overheads.


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Authentication, Commitment, Key Agreement, Mobile Ad- hoc Networks (MANETs), Wireless Communication