Attacks and Countermeasures in Wireless Cellular Networks

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Conference Proceeding

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InfoSecCD '12 Proceedings of the 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference


The importance of wireless cellular communication in our daily lives has grown considerably in the last decade. Besides using cell phones for voice communication, we routinely use them to access the internet, conduct monetary transactions, send text messages and query a lot of useful information regarding the location of specific places of interest. The use of mobile devices in our day-to-day communication raises many unresolved security issues. In this paper we identify the possible attacks on the wireless cellular network architecture and propose some appropriate countermeasures. Several attacks can be prevented in order to preserve security in wireless cellular communication.