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Improving Confidentiality and Integrity of Data on Mobile Phones
A look at security concerns with data on mobile phones.
# 151931 | 5,918 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper examines issues with the integrity and confidentiality of data that is contained in the various handheld devices. According to the paper, it is necessary to come up with information assurance practices that are targeted towards the management of various risks that are related to the use, the processing and the storage of sensitive and personal information on mobile phone. The paper seeks to identify the key security features of Android platform with the aim of coming up with better security features aimed at protecting the stored and transmitted data. Additionally, the paper attempts to develop new methods to ensure that the confidentiality and integrity of data that is contained in mobile. The paper includes an extensive literature review on this topic with charts and diagrams that illustrate salient points. The paper concludes by noting the importance of an extra security feature with the capability to encrypt all the vital data that is stored or transmitted through the mobile phone.


Androids Security Model
Weaknesses in the Android Security Model
The Explicit user Authorization Model
The Firewall Model
Literature Review
Androids Architecture
Remote Data Wipe
The Operation Mechanism of the "Remote Wipe" Feature

From the Paper:

"A recent survey showed that the most common operating system that runs on many smart phones is Symbian OS which is developed by the Symbian Foundations. According to a survey that was conducted in 2009.The most widely used mobile operating system is Symbia OS.It dominated by about (50% of the Market Share Sales Q2 2009).The Symbian operating system is however very popular among several Japanese makers due to its strong bond with NTT DoCoMo phone. The other major handset manufacturers who utilize the power of Symbian operating system are Mitsubishi, BenQ, Sharp, LG, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Fujitsu, and Motorola. Before 2009, the Symbian platform had support for multiple user interfaces such as UIQ, S60 and MOAP.The formation of the Symbian platform was executed through the merger of these three ground-breaking technologies into a single and powerful platform. This platform has now been made open source. The virus threats (Trojan horses) that it is exposed to has however led it to have very negative press attention.
"The next mobile operating system that is important to take note of is the Research In Motion BlackBerry OS. This operating system commanded a 20.9% Market share in terms of sales as per the second quarter sales report of 2009.The focus of this mobile operating system was initially concentrated on business."

Sample of Sources Used:

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