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Exploiting Vulnerabilities and Security Mechanisms in Internet based SMS capable Cellular network


Akramul Azim, Anwarul Azim, Tarikul Alam Khan Sabbir, Ashequl Qadir


Vol. 7  No. 11  pp. 280-284


Cellular networks are a very demandable component of the economic and social infrastructures in which we live. To give various latest technology services Telecommunication companies offer connections between their networks and the Internet. The Next generation Network (NGN) will be associated with the Internet. This leads to the cellular networks become more vulnerable because of some security holes. SMS capable cellular networks can be attacked by means of Spam, Spyware, Phishing, Viruses. Several prevention mechanisms can be applied but not adequate. In this paper these vulnerabilities are exploited and some mechanisms are proposed to alleviate the threats. It's a big challenge to handle these attacks as cellular network is becoming essential for the people.


Cellular network, Open functionality, Channels, SMSCs, Internet