Main Objective

The main objective of this research is to propose a solution that will mitigate security weaknesses existing in  Mobile Network Operators (MNO) which enable hackers to intrude GSM communications and all the services offered by the MNO.

Specific Objectives

  1. To examine the security of communications between mobile devices (handsets, modems) and GSM’s Base Station Transceivers (BTS)
  2. To study the presence of mobile phone malware in Tanzania’s cyber space
  3. To test the capability of MNO in the detection of Fake BTS
  4.  To examine security of SS7/SIGTRAN protocol used by MNO in Tanzania. An attention will be paid on the implementation of USSD.

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