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Mobile Cloud Computing by Huijun Wu, Dijiang Huang

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Introduction

Security is one of the most critical challenges for mobile cloud computing. Mobile cloud computing endures a number of security issues, for instance, data access control, data distribution over a distributed infrastructure, data integrity, service availability, secure communication, and application security. In addition, the mobility adds more challenging security issues.

In general, mobile cloud computing can consider security problems from two perspectives: the mobiles (or lightweight embedded devices) and the virtualized resource provisioning system (e.g., Internet clouds or dedicated computing resources closely located to mobiles). The mobiles must be clean from the malicious codes, such as viruses, Trojan horses, and worms. ...

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