B-POS Secure Mobile Payment System
Antonio Grillo (Universita di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy), Alessandro Lentini (Universita di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy) and Gianluigi Me (Universita di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy)
Copyright: © 2009
The B-POS (Bluetooth Point of Sale) is the prototype of a secure, mobile macropayment system. Since heterogeneous wireless network technologies such as PANs, LANs, and WANs have wellknown security weaknesses, it is mandatory to enforce security services, such as authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation. This article describes a Java-based macropayment system prototype featuring security and independence from an e-money third party acting as an intermediary. This system can rely on the existing financial network infrastructure (e.g., credit card, ATM networks).