American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Designing a Comprehensive Security Framework for Smartphones and Mobile Devices

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

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.724.734

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 724-734

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.

Copyright

© 2016 Nader Jafari, Abeer Alsadoon, Chandana Prasad Withana, Azam Beg and Amr Elchouemi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.