THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SECURE M-COMMERCE BUSINESS OVER GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (GSM)
Global system for Mobile Communication has changed the face of communication and information exchange, much as the internet did with the advances made in the mobile technology arena, new opportunities are created. Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is one such opportunity. Each new advance in technology brings with it associated risks. This project focuses on the risks involved with m-commerce for the business industry. This project provides a detailed overview of basic service that any m-commerce application should provide to the business industry. These principles provide the foundation for securing any financial transaction over untrusted Networks. The security of GSM networks has come under attack in the past. This is largely due to the fact that the GSM consortium opted to develop their security technologies in secret, rather than in public domain. This project aims to evaluate the security offered by GSM and access potential attacks in order to further understand risks associated with m-commerce business over GSM. The web pages developed here were designed to handle all these analysis and respond appropriately to the user. The underling workings of the system were developed using HTML for the web pages. The driving scripts were developed using Microsoft active server pages (ASP) and Visual Basic Net Scripts. The entire system was implemented on windows 2000 operating system platform. Finally, the entire system was designed to perform a full package of M-commerce Business over GSM.