AirBag: Boosting Smartphone Resistance to Malware Infection

Provided by: Internet Society
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
Recent years have experienced explosive growth of smartphone sales. Inevitably, the rise in the popularity of smartphones also makes them an attractive target for attacks. In light of these threats, current mobile platform providers have developed various server-side vetting processes to block malicious applications ("Apps"). While helpful, they are still far from ideal in achieving their goals. To make matters worse, the presence of alternative (less-regulated) mobile marketplaces also opens up new attack vectors, which necessitate client-side solutions (e.g., mobile anti-virus software) to run on mobile devices.

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