ISPM: An Improved Secure Payment Mechanism to Prevent the Black Hole Attack and Selfish Node in WMN

  • Junguo Liao
  • Junwen Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 235)


The existing receipt-based mechanisms only concerned with selfish nodes, but it lack of concern for the internal attacks and fail to prevent unsafe routing to establish. In this paper, an improved secure payment mechanism (ISPM) is proposed to prevent the black hole attack and selfish node in WMN. ISPM can effectively reduce the nodes selfish behavior with the timer that contained in each mesh node. In addition, the mesh nodes saved receipt is also used to against black hole attacks. Instead of requesting all mesh nodes in the forwarding path submitted the receipt to the accounting center (AC), only one mesh node need to submit the receipt to AC in ISPM. Our analytical and simulation results demonstrate that ISPM has lower packet loss rate and higher throughput than the traditional receipt-base payment mechanism.


WMN ISPM Receipt Credits Selfish nodes Black hole attack 



This work has been partially supported by Scientific Research Fund of Hunan Provincial Education Department (No: 10B034), Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No: 10JJ3067), Hunan Provincial Science and Technology Plan Project (No: 2012FJ4333).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hunan University of Science and Technology, School of Computer Science and EngineeringXiangtanChina

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