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.
Industrial Management & Data Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2008
Keywords: Data security; Mobile communication systems
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