UDC 621.395:004.491.23, DOI:10.2298/CSIS090330027F

Trojan horses in mobile devices

Daniel Fuentes1, Juan A. �lvarez1, Juan A. Ortega1, Luis Gonzalez-Abril2 and Francisco Velasco2

  1. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Inform�ticos Universidad de Sevilla
    Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012, Seville, Spain
    {dfuentes, jaalvarez, jortega}@us.es
  2. Departamento de Econom�a Aplicada I Universidad de Sevilla
    Avda. Ram�n y Cajal 1, 41018, Seville, Spain


This paper focuses on the behavior of Trojan horses in mobile devices. This malicious software tries to steal information from a mobile device while the user is unaware. We describe the communication links through a Trojan horse installed into a mobile device. To demonstrate the effects of a Trojan horse infection we present a practical example on a PDA. Via SMS, the malicious user can access a user's contacts information through the previous installation of the Trojan horse. The results show that this process means a loss of information and a quantified cost to the attacked user too. This paper proposes different solutions to avoid this malware and its effects.

Key words

Mobile security, Mobile Infections, Trojan horses

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Publication information

Volume 7, Issue 4 (December 2010)
Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Fuentes, D., �lvarez, J. A., Ortega, J. A., Gonzalez-Abril, L., Velasco, F.: Trojan horses in mobile devices. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 4, 813-822. (2010), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS090330027F