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A Protocol for Secure SMS Communication for Android OS

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 150)

Abstract

By its nature, the SMS communication is insecure and the message information can be viewed of many interested parties. Here we propose a protocol for secure SMS end-to-end communication between two mobile devices. Our protocol is based on a symmetric encryption of the message context and on secure key exchange. The security of our protocol is based on the usage of already secure cryptographic algorithms:AES, SHA-2, DH-EC, and others.We have considered several possible attacks on our secure protocol and we could conclude that it is resistant of them.

Keywords

End-to-end Security Encryption Mobile Communication Secure SMS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and EngeenieringSs. Cyril and Methodius UniversitySkopjeMacedonia
  2. 2.NLB Tutunska BankaSkopjeMacedonia

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