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