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Designing a Comprehensive Security Framework for Smartphones and Mobile Devices

Nader Jafari1, Abeer Alsadoon1, Chandana Prasad Withana1, Azam Beg2 and Amr Elchouemi3
  • 1 Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • 2 UAE University, United Arab Emirates
  • 3 Walden University, United States
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 3, 2016, 724-734

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.724.734

Submitted On: 4 September 2016 Published On: 3 October 2016

How to Cite: Jafari, N., Alsadoon, A., Withana, C. P., Beg, A. & Elchouemi, A. (2016). Designing a Comprehensive Security Framework for Smartphones and Mobile Devices. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9(3), 724-734. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.724.734

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.

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Keywords

  • Cyber-Security
  • Mobile Malware
  • Comprehensive Security Framework
  • Smartphones
  • Mobile Device Security