Implementing Certificate Validation Servers for Improved M-commerce Performance

S. Russell (Australia)


Performance, Security; M-commerce; Future Generation Wireless


M-commerce involving digital certificates is proving difficult on pocket phones with limited resources. Several groups are working to offload the processing to a separate server, and protocols are under discussion to communicate with such servers if they were available. This paper considers how the server might be implemented in a 3G wire less network using Virtual Certificates and Synthetic Certificates, which can greatly improve the repetitive process ing of a chain of certificates.

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