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DURIP: Mitigating Attacks on Mobile Devices and Critical Cellular Infrastructure

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Georgia Tech Research Corporation

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The recent and rapid expansion of cellular capabilities has created tremendous opportunities for new applications and services. From mobile banking and location- based services to the real-time streaming of music and video, cellular networks now provide advanced voice and data services to more than 4.5 billion subscribers around the world. When compared to the approximately one billion users who access the Internet each day through traditional means, cellular networks represent the only communication system available to a significant portion of the worlds population and the next significant expansion in high-speed Internet connectivity. As we all grow increasingly reliant on such devices, the risk of security vulnerabilities in the mobile phones and their supporting infrastructure represents not just an inconvenience, but a tangible threat to the safety and security of societies around the world. A significant barrier to basic research in this arena is the absence of available infrastructures to conduct rigorous testing and experimentation. This has resulted in a reduced understanding of the cellular threat landscape as compared to traditional Internet.

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  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Radio Communications

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[A, Approved For Public Release]