SMS Security: highlighting its vulnerabilities & techniques towards developing a solution

Ikechukwu Ibekwe, Salem Aljareh

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    Abstract

    SMS has become an indispensible communication tool used by banking, government and other agencies. However, the SMS is not a secure service to be used to transport sensitive data, as its current security mechanism cannot guarantee protection from modification, eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. This paper examines existing security mechanisms; vulnerabilities and contributions put forward by researchers in enhancing SMS security features. Their proposals are criticized with a view to finding gaps and developing a comprehensive solution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPGNET 2012 Proceedings of the 13th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking & Broadcasting
    Place of PublicationLiverpool
    PublisherLiverpool John Moores University,
    Number of pages336
    ISBN (Print)9781902560267
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2012
    Event13th Annual Post Graduate Network Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting - Novotel, Hanover Street, Liverpool
    Duration: 25 Jun 201226 Jun 2012

    Conference

    Conference13th Annual Post Graduate Network Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting
    Period25/06/1226/06/12

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