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Mobile Apps Threats

Mobile Apps Threats
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Author(s): Donovan Peter Chan Wai Loon (University of Malaya, Malaysia) and Sameer Kumar (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 9
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch539

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Abstract

From adults to children, beginners to experts, and in numerous countries around the world, there is a diverse user base for mobile devices. However, the extensive use of mobile devices have also led to the proliferation and attacks of various mobile malware. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of mobile malware. Subsequently, the paper highlights the current trends and challenges posed by malicious mobile applications. The authors look into Android and iOS mobile platforms and discuss current research to detect malicious applications. Remedy for poor risk communications on Android-based devices are also suggested.

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