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Security aspects of mobile phone virus: a critical survey

Dong‐Her Shih (Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Taiwan)
Binshan Lin (College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Hsiu‐Sen Chiang (Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Taiwan)
Ming‐Hung Shih (Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The paper's aim is to provide information about mobile viruses for end‐users or organizations and recommend useful tips of how individuals can protect their mobile phones from the intrusion of mobile phone viruses.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper surveys chronicle, securities, risks and countermeasure of mobile phone viruses.

Findings

This paper investigates infection routes, threats, damage, and spreading ways of mobile phone viruses and provides available countermeasures. It also provides useful tips about mobile viruses, indicating what to do and how to do it.

Research limitations/implications

This research may not be exhaustive about mobile viruses.

Practical implications

A very useful source of information and impartial advice for end‐users or organizations who are planning to protect their mobile phones and their own privacy.

Originality/value

This paper is the first to survey the risk of mobile phones and it discusses how organizations or individuals can protect mobile phones from the intrusion of viruses and how to develop their own mobile virus security plan.

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Citation

Shih, D., Lin, B., Chiang, H. and Shih, M. (2008), "Security aspects of mobile phone virus: a critical survey", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 108 No. 4, pp. 478-494. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570810868344

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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