Proactive security for mobile messaging networks

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Proactive security for mobile messaging networks
The interoperability of IM (Instant Messaging) and SMS (Short Messaging Service) networks allows users to seamlessly use a variety of computing devices from desktops to cellular phones and mobile handhelds. However, this increasing convergence has also attracted the attention of malicious software writers. In the past few years, the number of malicious codes that target messaging networks, primarily IM and SMS, has been increasing exponentially. Large message volume and number of users in these networks renders manual mitigation of malicious software nearly impossible. This paper proposes automated and proactive security models to protect messaging networks from mobile worms and viruses. First, we present an algorithm for automated identification of the most vulnerable clients in the presence of a malicious attack, based on interactions among the clients. The simplicity of our approach enables easy integration in most client-server messaging systems. Next, we describe a proactive con...
Abhijit Bose, Kang G. Shin
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where WS
Authors Abhijit Bose, Kang G. Shin
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