SECURITY ISSUES FACED BY MOBILE CASH TRANSFER APPLICATIONS IN KENYA ON GSM AND 3G NETWORKS

  • G. W. Chemwa Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Keywords: Mobile banking, 3G, mobile applications, security, convergence, mobile cash transfer

Abstract

This paper postulates that since mobile cash transfer and banking applications security architectures were
developed in obscurity, they could easily be cracked when they lose their obscurity. The paper investigates the
security loopholes present on 3G networks and their likely impact on the security of cash transfer and banking
applications. The study also looks at the security of the applications themselves and how biometric authentication
can be used to improve security through multimodal authentication.

Published
2019-05-15