Mobile Device Security: A Survey on Mobile Device Threats, Vulnerabilities and Their Defensive Mechanism

Mobile communication has become a serious business tool nowadays. Mobile devices are the major platform for the users to transfer and exchange diverse data for communication. These devices are variably used for applications like banking, personal digital assistance, remote working, m-commerce, internet access, entertainment and medical usage. However people are still hesitant to use mobile devices because of its security issue. It is necessary to provide a reliable and easy to use method for securing these mobile devices against unauthorized access and diverse attacks. It is preferred to apply biometrics for the security of mobile devices and improve reliability over wireless services.

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications Topic: Mobility Date Added: Oct 2012 Format: PDF

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