Provided by: AICIT
Peer-To-Peer (P2P) applications are becoming more prevalent in mobile 3G/4G devices. Categorized as collaborative P2P applications, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo IM are in use for years, while recently; file-sharing P2P applications like Nokia mBit and PeerBox have also been introduced. Contemporary mobile peers are capable of sharing P2P content using Bluetooth technology i.e. bypassing cellular vendor's network altogether. Mobile devices are resource constrained in terms of memory and processing thus security threats like scanning and non-scanning worms could result in choking these resources.