Overhead of using secure wireless communications in mobile computing Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2013

start page

  • 335

end page

  • 342


  • 2


  • 59

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-3063

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4127


  • Secure wireless communications are fundamental in any interaction in order to avoid security and privacy breaches, especially from mobile devices. The use of this kind of communications is far more frequent and the number of users increases day after day. This paper shows and analyzes the support, performance and consumption of cryptographic algorithms and cipher suites in terms of time and energy when secure communications (i.e., using SSL) are established according to different security levels. This study has been performed in distinct operating systems, and using different browsers and libraries


  • energy and time performance; handheld devices; ssl/tls; secure wireless communications