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Research in Progress-Defending Android Smartphones from Malware Attacks
Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies (ACCT), 2013 Third International Conference on. (2013)
  • Marwan Omar
  • Maurice E Dawson, Jr.
Abstract

Smart phones are becoming enriched with confidential information due to their powerful computational capabilities and attractive communications features. The Android smart phone is one of the most widely used platforms by businesses and users alike. This is partially because Android smart phones use the free, open-source Linux as the underlying operating system, which allows development of applications by any software developer. This research study aims to explore security risks associated with the use of Android smart phones and the sensitive information they contain, the researcher devised a survey questionnaire to investigate and further understand security threats targeting Android smart phones. The survey also intended to study the scope of malware attacks targeting Android phones and the effectiveness of existing defense measures. The study surveyed the average Android users as the target population to understand how they perceive security and what security controls they use to protect their smart phones.

Keywords
  • android,
  • malware,
  • cyber security,
  • risks,
  • vulnerabilities,
  • exploits,
  • mobile security
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Marwan Omar and Maurice E Dawson. "Research in Progress-Defending Android Smartphones from Malware Attacks" Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies (ACCT), 2013 Third International Conference on. (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maurice_dawson/6/