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Mobile Security and Privacy by Raymond Choo, Man Ho Au

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Chapter 8

A Study of the Effectiveness Abs Reliability of Android Free Anti-Mobile Malware Apps

J. Walls*; K.-K.R. Choo*,    * University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States

Abstract

With the increasing popularity of Android devices and the number of malware apps targeting them, ensuring the security and privacy of user data and preventing the device from being compromised are of paramount importance. In this chapter, we survey Android-related security risks and vulnerabilities, as well as conduct a systematic evaluation of 15 popular free antimalware apps using 11 known malware samples collected between Feb. 27, 2014 and Aug. 3, 2014 from the Contagio Mobile Malware ...

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