Designing a comprehensive security framework for smartphones and mobile devices

Nader Jafari, Abeer Alsadoon, Chandana Prasad Withana, Azam Beg, Amr Elchouemi

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Abstract

This work investigates issues and challenges of cyber security, specifically malware targeting mobile devices. Recent advances in technology have provided high CPU power, large storage, broad bandwidth and integrated peripheral devices such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G to mobile devices, making them popular computing and communication devices. Mobile malware has been targeting mobile devices more than ever and seems to be shifted from their traditional host, the personal computers, to more vulnerable victims. In this study, we mainly focus on malware for Android-based mobile devices. We analyze and discuss related malware and recognize its trends and challenges. We also present a comprehensive security solution that addresses the security from malware threats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-734
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2016

Keywords

  • Comprehensive security framework
  • Cyber-Security
  • Mobile device security
  • Mobile malware
  • Smartphones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)

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