publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . 2015

Uncovering the Footprints of Malicious Traffic in Cellular Data Networks

Arun Raghuramu; Hui Zang; Chen-Nee Chuah;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Country: United States
Abstract
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. In this paper, we present a comprehensive characterization of malicious traffic generated by mobile devices using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) records and security event logs from a large US based cellular provider network. Our analysis reveals that 0.17% of mobile devices in the cellular network are affected by security threats. This proportion, while small, is orders of magnitude higher than the last reported (in 2013) infection rate of 0.0009%. We also perform a detailed comparison of infection rates of various mobile platforms and show that platforms deemed to be more secure by common opinion such as Blac...
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free text keywords: Computer science, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Cellular data, Mobile device, Deep packet inspection, Android (operating system), Intrusion detection system, Session Initiation Protocol, computer.internet_protocol, Cellular network, Footprint
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