Abstract: Web applications are programs that are available on the go. The increase in the number of customers accessing the web demands for technological complexity to manage the operation. The session established between the user and the server can be hijacked by an attacker by masquerading as an authorized user called Man-in-the-Middle (MITM). The target of the attacker is to have access to users’ confidential records in the server for their own financial gain. It was predicted by Juniper research that by 2023 over 146 billion records will be tampered with and also electronic commerce will progressively increase by 66% in 2024 as the number on online transaction reaches $18.7 trillion. The security of Web applications have been a great concern to many online services. The paper, therefore developed a web application for e-Commerce for the detection and prevention of session hijacking in order to protect individual records from unauthorized user.
Keywords: Session Hijacking, Security, Vulnerability, Authentication, HTTP, Web Application, MITM.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2020.9601