Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Short Message Service (SMS) spam is increasingly becoming a problem for many telecommunication service providers. Not only do SMS spam messages use mobile network resources abusively, but also in many cases they represent malware propagation vectors for mobile devices. In this paper, the authors propose a network-based online detection method for SMS spam messages. The proposed scheme uses robust text signatures to identify similar messages that are sent excessively in the SMS platform and is robust against slight modifications in SMS spam messages.