Abstract: M-Commerce applications show great potential and strategic implication of global trade and effective way of information exchange as a trade using mobile internet. The openness of wireless networks and mobility of mobile nodes and terminals have brought many advantages for the development of mobile commerce. Currently, many researchers have concentrated on the new or vital security requirements of mobile commerce. But still the safety of using mobile commerce has become bottleneck. Some recent studies bring a particular serious attack, called wormhole attack which mainly affects the wireless-based systems and may also occur in m-Commerce systems. Although, there are many solutions to confront wormhole attack in the field of wireless environment, the solution still have some problems to be overcome in m-Commerce environment. In this study we present an enhanced method called heuristic which consists of two solutions: T-Pac and T-Cut. The former can detect the presence of wormhole attack and the latter can prevent and avoid the existence of wormhole attack in m-Commerce wireless based environment. Our simulation result shows that our proposed mechanism is more effective in avoiding wormhole attack and reduces the traffic in the network.
S.M. Udhaya Sankar, V. Vijaya Chamundeeswari and Jeevaa Katiravan, 2017. An Enhanced Method to Detect and Prevent Wormhole Attack in m-Commerce. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 16: 77-81.