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This article was originally published as: Mu, Y, Zhang, F & Susilo, W, Secure and anonymous mobile ad-hoc networks, 2005 IEEE 7th Malaysia International Conference on Communication and the 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks, 2005, 16-18 November 2005, 2. Copyright IEEE 2005.


A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a wireless network made up of mobile hosts that do not require any fixed infrastructure to communicate. The major features of ad-hoc networks is self-organization and dynamics in user participation. Because of these features, the security in ad-hoc becomes a challenge. In this paper, we consider an interesting scenario, where an arbitrary number of nodes in MANET can dynamically form an anonymous group that exhibits the following features: (1) any outsider can be convinced that the node is indeed in the group; (2) any outsider can send a message back to the node in the group.



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