Developing a Secure Messaging Platform in Mobile SMS Using Advanced Encryption Standard Concept
Billions of text messages are sent daily through GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) networks sent in plain text format which makes them susceptible to various attacks. With the increasing number of software crackers available for free in the internet, studies have shown SMS continues to suffer from several security vulnerabilities and loopholes. This paper was to develop a secure messaging platform for Java enabled phones to securely send encrypted short messages via the GSM network. The application was developed in MDIP 2.0 and CDLC 1.1 configurations and applied symmetric encryption concepts.