University of Bahrain
In terms of capabilities, today's Smartphones are comparable to desktop computers. Last generation cellphones are indeed able to execute almost all the operation a common computer is able to accomplish. In this paper, the authors focus on the use of mobile devices for perpetrating cyber-attacks. With the purpose of proving the ability of executing attacks from a mobile environment, they introduce a mobile threat, SlowDroid, running on Android devices. SlowDroid implements a Denial-of-Service attack. Since it makes use of tiny amounts of resources, it is particularly accustomed to a mobile environment.