Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Omer Nawaz , pp. 80. COM/School of Computing, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Omer Nawaz
Titel / Title: Secure Identification in Social Wireless Networks
Abstrakt Abstract:

The applications based on social networking have brought revolution towards social life and are continuously gaining popularity among the Internet users. Due to the advanced computational resources offered by the innovative hardware and nominal subscriber charges of network operators, most of the online social networks are transforming into the mobile domain by offering exciting applications and games exclusively designed for users on the go. Moreover, the mobile devices are considered more personal as compared to their desktop rivals, so there is a tendency among the mobile users to store sensitive data like contacts, passwords, bank account details, updated calendar entries with key dates and personal notes on their devices.
The Project Social Wireless Network Secure Identification (SWIN) is carried out at Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) to explore the practicality of providing the secure mobile social networking portal with advanced security features to tackle potential security threats by extending the existing methods with more innovative security technologies. In addition to the extensive background study and the determination of marketable use-cases with their corresponding security requirements, this thesis proposes a secure identification design to satisfy the security dimensions for both online and offline peers. We have implemented an initial prototype using PHP Socket and OpenSSL library to simulate the secure identification procedure based on the proposed design. The design is in compliance with 3GPP’s Generic Authentication Architecture (GAA) and our implementation has demonstrated the flexibility of the solution to be applied independently for the applications requiring secure identification. Finally, the thesis provides strong foundation for the advanced implementation on mobile platform in future.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: Secure Identification, Internet Security, GBA, UICC

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8kd9d8
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i Elektroteknik / Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 07/09/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Markus Fiedler
Examinator / Examiner: Dr Patrik Arlos
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)

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