Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Samuel Ivarsson MCS-2008:6, pp. 59. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2008.

The work

Författare / Author: Samuel Ivarsson
Titel / Title: Mobile payment with customer controlled connection - Can it be constructed to be safe enough?
Abstrakt Abstract:

The mobile commerce has given birth to many
mobile payment systems and this thesis covers the
security of a theoretical system where the
communication is handled by the customer. There are
many technologies that can be used when implementing
such a system, each with different strengths and
weaknesses. The system designed in this project was
constructed for micropayments in vending machines
that has no connection to the vendor except for the
connection supplied by the customer. The design was
then used for analyzing the threats against the designed
system and comparing it to an identical system where
the connection is supplied by the seller in order to find
out the effects on security when changing the
communication channel. The comparison shows that
even though the designed system is more vulnerable, it
is not a major difference and with low value payments,
the mobile payment system can depend on the
connection supplied by the user. The main advantages
to security with this method is the protection against
Denial of Service attacks and the protection against
mass identity thefts as authentication is no longer done
on the machine.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: Mobile, payment, security

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Master of Science in Security Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/14/2008
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Martin Boldt
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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