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Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense

Malware has gone mobile, and the security landscape is changing quickly with emerging attacks on cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. This first book on the growing threat covers a wide range of malware targeting operating systems like Symbian and new devices like the iPhone. Examining code in past, current, and future risks, protect your banking, auctioning, and other activities performed on mobile devices.
* Visual PayloadsView attacks as visible to the end user, including notation of variants.
* Timeline of Mobile Hoaxes and ThreatsUnderstand the history of major attacks and horizon for emerging threates.
* Overview of Mobile Malware FamiliesIdentify and understand groups of mobile malicious code and their variations.
* Taxonomy of Mobile MalwareBring order to known samples based on infection, distribution, and payload strategies.
* Phishing, SMishing, and Vishing AttacksDetect and mitigate phone-based phishing (vishing) and SMS phishing (SMishing) techniques.
* Operating System and Device VulnerabilitiesAnalyze unique OS security issues and examine offensive mobile device threats.
* Analyze Mobile MalwareDesign a sandbox for dynamic software analysis and use MobileSandbox to analyze mobile malware.
* Forensic Analysis of Mobile MalwareConduct forensic analysis of mobile devices and learn key differences in mobile forensics.
* Debugging and Disassembling Mobile MalwareUse IDA and other tools to reverse-engineer samples of malicious code for analysis.
* Mobile Malware Mitigation MeasuresQualify risk, understand threats to mobile assets, defend against attacks, and remediate incidents.

Cellular providers, security professionals in finance and banking industry, anti-virus developers and consultants, as well as security researchers.

Paperback, 440 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-298-0


  • Acknowledgements
    Chapter 1 Introduction to Mobile Malware
    Chapter 2 Visual Payloads
    Chapter 3 Timeline of Mobile Malware, Hoaxes, and Threats
    Chapter 4 Overview of Mobile Malware Families
    Chapter 5 Taxonomy of Mobile Malware
    Chapter 6 Phishing, SMishing, and Vishing
    Chapter 7 Operating System and Device Vulnerability
    Chapter 8 Analyzing Mobile Malware
    Chapter 9 Forensic Analysis of Mobile Malware
    Chapter 10 Debugging and Disassembly of MMC
    Chapter 11 Mobile Malware Mitigation Measures
    Glossary of Terms


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