Mobile malware and smart device security: trends, challenges and solutions

Abdullahi Arabo, Bernardi Pranggono

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    44 Citations (Scopus)


    This work is part of the research to study trends and challenges of cyber security to smart devices in smart homes. We have seen the development and demand for seamless interconnectivity of smart devices to provide various functionality and abilities to users. While these devices provide more features and functionality, they also introduce new risks and threats. Subsequently, current cyber security issues related to smart devices are discussed and analyzed. The paper begins with related background and motivation. We identified mobile malware as one of the main issue in the smart devices' security. In the near future, mobile smart device users can expect to see a striking increase in malware and notable advancements in malware-related attacks, particularly on the Android platform as the user base has grown exponentially. We discuss and analyzed mobile malware in details and identified challenges and future trends in this area. Then we propose and discuss an integrated security solution for cyber security in smart devices to tackle the issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 19th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4980-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6140-8
    Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2013


    • malware
    • mobile communications
    • smart phones
    • androids
    • humanoid robots


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