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HTTPS approach to resist MITM attack in secure SMS

Khan, Muhammad Murad (2013) HTTPS approach to resist MITM attack in secure SMS. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computing.

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Abstract

Short Messaging Service has become vital part of every individuals life. Like human, businesses have also gained benefit from SMS by providing business alerts, transaction services, resource management etc over it using Automated SMS. With exchange of confidential and mission critical information over SMS, security of SMS has become a big concern. Many researchers provided solutions to secure content of message using encryption but key exchange of encryption algorithm cannot be secured. Man In The Middle can observe key exchange messages and can setup MITM attack between communication. Security vulnerability inside this operation is that, secret key and encrypted messages are shared over same channel i.e. SMS. This project propose a PKI web system that distributes encryption keys for encryption of SMS over HTTPS, making MITM attack near to impossible on Secure SMS.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains Komputer (Pengawalan Maklumat)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Majid Bakhtiari
Uncontrolled Keywords:global system for mobile communications, electronic security systems, Short Messaging Service (SMS)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
Divisions:Computing
ID Code:37033
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:09 Mar 2014 17:09
Last Modified:29 Jun 2017 14:48

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