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Building Security into Off-the-Shelf Smartphones



Angelos Stavrou, Jeff Voas, Tom T. Karygiannis, Stephen Quirolgico


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.
Computer (IEEE Computer)


smartphones, security, Android


Stavrou, A. , Voas, J. , Karygiannis, T. and Quirolgico, S. (2012), Building Security into Off-the-Shelf Smartphones, Computer (IEEE Computer), [online],, (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created January 31, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021