Title

Insights into Malware Detection and Prevention on Mobile Phones

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2009

Abstract

The malware threat for mobile phones is expected to increase with the functionality enhancement of mobile phones. This threat is exacerbated with the surge in population of smart phones instilled with stable Internet access which provides attractive targets for malware developers. Prior research on malware protection has focused on avoiding the negative impact of the functionality limitations of mobile phones to keep the performance cost within the limitations of mobile phones. Being different, this paper investigates the positive impact of these limitations on suppressing the development of mobile malware. We study the state-of-the-art mobile malware, as well as the progress of academic research and industrial effort against mobile malware. Our study shows that the functionality limitations of mobile phones should be considered as advantages as they have significant impact on shrinking the living space of mobile malware. From this perspective, we propose and analyze three potential directions for effective malware detection and prevention on mobile phones.

Keywords

Internet access, Malware detection, Malwares, Mobile malware, Negative impacts, Performance costs, Significant impacts, Smart phones

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Security Technology: International Conference, SecTech 2009, Jeju Island, Korea, December 10-12: Proceedings

Volume

58

First Page

242

Last Page

249

ISBN

9783642108471

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-10847-1_30

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10847-1_30