Mobile and Wireless Security


The growth in the popularity of laptop and handheld devices, coupled with the increase in use of wireless technologies, is driving mobile computing closer to the ubiquitous presence predicted by early visionaries. The downside to the readily available technology is that it is equally accessible to adversaries for use against us. Thus there is a growing need for better security for mobile computing. This tutorial surveys some of the general issues in computer security, then focuses on the security mechanisms available for several popular mobile technologies.

This tutorial provides an overview of the state of the art in computer security and then examines the specific problems introduced by mobile devices and wireless network access.

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Last updated by Frank Adelstein on Dec-11-2002