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Publication Citation: Building Security into Off-the-Shelf Smartphones

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Author(s): Angelos Stavrou; Jeffrey M. Voas; Athanasios T. Karygiannis; Stephen Quirolgico;
Title: Building Security into Off-the-Shelf Smartphones
Published: February 01, 2012
Abstract: Recent advancements in hardware have increased the computing power, memory, storage, and wireless connectivity of handheld mobile devices. Smart-phone devices are used for everyday activities that range from Maps and Geo-location tagging to banking. Indeed, these new hand-held devices are capable of carrying significant amount of both personal and professional data including documents thus extending the operations that we can perform from desktop to small-factor devices. Unfortunately, this reliance on hand-held devices has made them an attractive target for applications and new mobile application markets have spawn for the different types of devices. This short paper discusses some of the key issues.
Citation: Computer (IEEE Computer)
Volume: 45
Issue: 2
Pages: pp. 82 - 84
Keywords: smartphones, security, Android
Research Areas: Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Software Testing Metrics
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2012.44  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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