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Security of Mobile Banking

Chikomo, Kelvin, Ming Ki Chong, Alapan Arnab and Andrew Hutchison (2006) Security of Mobile Banking. Technical Report CS06-05-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Mobile banking is attractive because it is a convenient approach to perform remote banking, but there are security shortfalls in the present mobile banking implementations. This paper discusses some of these security shortfalls, such as security problems with GSM network, SMS/GPRS protocols and security problems with current banks’ mobile banking solutions. This paper discusses the SMS and GPRS proposed solutions for these problems. The results from these proposed solutions have proven to provide secure and economic communications between the mobile application and the bank servers.The proposed solutions allow the users to bank using secure SMS and GPRS.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Mobile Banking, SMS Protocol, GPRS Protocol
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.4 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:347
Deposited By:Chong, Ming Ki
Deposited On:11 November 2006