International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Smartphone and Security Challenges
Ahmad Vakil, Manuel Russon

With the increase in popularity of smartphones around the world during the last 10 years, users of these devices face a tremendous challenge in order to access, store and spread information safely. New smartphones have become more and more powerful and, as a result, users of such devices utilize them to process more sensitive personal, financial, and even corporate information. The huge amount of information and the quality of such information processed by these devices, presents us with an extremely challenging security task. Indeed, smartphone security threats are making headlines every day. In this study, we first examine major trends in mobile computing. Then we examine major vulnerabilities of these devices. Indeed, it can be said that no Smartphone operating system is totally safe. Finally, we propose several methods to reduce the security vulnerabilities of these devices.

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