International Journal of Computer Applications
Botnets represent a serious security threat on the Internet. Current security mechanism are typically inadequate for protecting against the latest breed of botnets, as botherders constantly develop new techniques and methods to frustrate investigators. Until recently, mobile networks have been relatively isolated from the Internet, so there has been little need for protecting against botnets. However, this situation is rapidly changing. With the rapid development of the computing and Internet access (i.e., using Wi-Fi, GPRS and 3G) capabilities of Smartphone's, constructing practical mobile botnets has become an underlying trend.