Securing mobile messaging using XML key management specification

Hamed Mohamed, Abdalla Abdel (2010) Securing mobile messaging using XML key management specification. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Mobile services have become an integral part of our daily life. Nowadays, the use of wireless devices is not restricted to communication purposes only, but extends to be one of the backbones of military, governmental and business services. Short Message Service (SMS) will play a very essential role in the future business interactions. Nonetheless, the existing SMS is limited to the transmission of secure plaintext between different mobile phone subscribers. Hence, the mobile operators cannot offer any secure mechanism in the transmission channel. At the present time, mobile PKI is considered as the best solution to achieve the required security in mobile SMS applications. However, it has not been successfully deployed due to the limitations in mobile devices such as low power storage capability and vendors integration problems. Mobile XML Key Management Specification (M-XKMS is our new approach) is able to address the mobile PKI deployment limitations by applying a new technology that acts as an interface for PKI services. M-XKMS approach simplifies the existing complexity and increases its reliability. Therefore, M-XKMS users can exchange SMS messages without PKI complexity. To achieve this, the M-XKMS application was developed using Java2 Micro Edition (J2ME) to create a common approach for all the mobile services.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 06:32
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 06:32

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