Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/036

A Secure Text Messaging Protocol

Gary Belvin

Abstract: Mobile text messages are currently vulnerable to inspection, modification, and replay by network operators and those that influence network operators. This paper describes a set of protocols that provide end-to-end message confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity over the high latency, low bandwidth, Short Message Service provided by GSM networks.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / SMS, KAPS, SSMS, Key Chaining, Key Agreement, User Authentication

Date: received 11 Jan 2014

Contact author: gbelvin1 at jhu edu

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Note: Thesis for Masters of Science in Security Informatics at Johns Hopkins, 2011

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