Evaluation of mobile network security in Ghana
Mobile technology is one of the most successful technologies on the African continent. Personal and professional communication as well as critical services like banking and remittances are widely made through mobile networks and platforms in Ghana. However, little is known about the security of the underlying infrastructure and devices consumers use to interact with the mobile network. The focus of this project is to determine if the core systems of the mobile network operators, the technology infrastructure, and the 2G/3G dongles have exploitable security vulnerabilities, demonstrate some of those exploits, and make recommendations on how to mitigate or eliminate the risk of exploitation.
Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2015
Ghana, mobile networks, security, confidentiality, consumer information