International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, mobile devices are considered as tablet and cell phones which run a mobile Operating System (OS). More specifically, these are Android (Google), iOS (Apple), or BlackBerry OS (RIM). While it is important to note these terms, this literature review is focused primarily on the Android OS security vulnerabilities. Polymorphic is defined as malware that transforms to be somewhat different than the one before. The automated modifications in code do not modify the malware's functionality, but they can render conventional anti-virus detection technology ineffective against them.