Data and voice signal intelligence interception over the GSM Um Interface

Show simple item record Omollo, Vincent N. Abeka, Silvance O. Ogara, Solomon O. 2018-09-24T07:29:02Z 2018-09-24T07:29:02Z 2016
dc.identifier.issn 23943858 - Online
dc.identifier.issn 23943866-print
dc.description.abstract The Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) is a digital mobile phone technology that permits enhanced data communication rates as a backward-compatible annex of the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM). It delivers increased bit-rates per radio channel, which results to a threefold increase in capacity and performance compared with an ordinary GSM/General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) connection. It has found many applications in packet switched communication scenarios, such as internet connections. In a GSM environment, owing to its cellular nature, the communication signals are sent over the air interface. Therefore, it is less secure than in a wired network because it is prone to eavesdroppers equipped with appropriate radio receivers. To address the various security challenges, several security functions were built into GSM to safeguard subscriber privacy. These functions include: authentication of the registered subscribers only; secure data transfer through the use of encryption; subscriber identity protection; making mobile phones inoperable without a subscriber identity module (SIM); disallowing duplicate SIMs on the network; and securely storing the individual subscriber authentication key ( KI). However, as demonstrated in this paper, the EDGE signals can still be intercepted, re-routed or modified over the GSM Um interface. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Research and Innovations in Science and Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 3 : Issue 2 : 2016;
dc.subject Encryption en_US
dc.subject GSM en_US
dc.subject Security en_US
dc.subject Signal interception en_US
dc.subject Um Interface en_US
dc.title Data and voice signal intelligence interception over the GSM Um Interface en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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