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ABSTRACT

Smart devices have become indispensable tools for today's highly mobile workforce. Smart devices can be used for different type of operations, including email service, office stuff and remotely accessing data etc. As these devices deliver productive benefits, they pose new risks like malicious attacks to users. Viruses, worms and Trojans, under whatever category they are classified, can cause anywhere from minor irritation to total system failure. The study revealed that the only type of phone, vulnerable to a virus attack is one that runs an operating system - a Smartphone. There are emerging threats like Smishing, Blue Jacking, Sim Card duplication, Data theft, Mobile Spamming, IMEI change and many more. In this research paper, all such emerging threats have been discussed and solution has been provided to recover from those threats and attacks.


KEYWORDS

Threats, Virus, Mobile Crime, Mobile Forensics.

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THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORENSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE - IJoFCS

Volume 8, Number 1, pages 20-26, DOI: 10.5769/J201301003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.5769/J201301003


Preventive Actions to Emerging Threats in Smart Devices Security

By Nilay R. Mistry, M S Dahiya, and Hitesh P. Sanghvi



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