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Mobile Botnet Attacks – an Emerging Threat: Classification, Review and Open Issues

2015 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
The rapid development of smartphone technologies have resulted in the evolution of mobile botnets.  ...  By identifying the significant parameters from the taxonomy, we compared the effects of existing mobile botnets on commercial platforms as well as open source mobile operating system platforms.  ...  P2P-and SMS-based Mobile Botnet :In consideration of the technological advancements in mobile computing, smartphone vendors are introducing OS that offer competitive features with respect to the traditional  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2015.04.012 fatcat:hq2wtnaxlfhzjl5bd2l6q5dzky

Botnet in DDoS Attacks: Trends and Challenges

Nazrul Hoque, Dhruba K. Bhattacharyya, Jugal K. Kalita
2015 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Index Terms-DDoS attack, botnet, mobile botnet, IP traceback, DDoS prevention.  ...  A detailed discussion of several botnet architectures, tools developed using botnet architectures, and pros and cons analysis are also included.  ...  Some Mobile Botnets In this section we present several mobile botnets and discuss their characteristics. 1) Andbot: This mobile botnet is known for three important features: stealth, resilience and low-cost  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2015.2457491 fatcat:oph4lgawmzbuvgygq4iagsr6eu

9-1-1 DDoS: Threat, Analysis and Mitigation [article]

Mordechai Guri, Yisroel Mirsky, Yuval Elovici
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched from a mobile phone botnet pose a significant threat to the availability of this vital service.  ...  A rootkit placed within the baseband firmware of a mobile phone can mask and randomize all cellular identifiers, causing the device to have no genuine identification within the cellular network.  ...  In 2011 Taining el al presented "Andbot," a stealthy, resilient, and low-cost botnet designed for smartphones [14] .  ... 
arXiv:1609.02353v1 fatcat:h5f5udk4yjevbmrfub7yvpj65e

Evolution, Detection and Analysis of Malware for Smart Devices

Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, Juan E. Tapiador, Pedro Peris-Lopez, Arturo Ribagorda
2014 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Even though important advances have been made on malware detection in traditional personal computers during the last decades, adopting and adapting those techniques to smart devices is a challenging problem  ...  Android/Andbot [106] introduced a new energy-aware C&C strategy named URL Flux for ANDROID OS botnets.  ...  [103] were among the first to study the potential theoretical impact of mobile-phone botnets in cellular networks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/surv.2013.101613.00077 fatcat:u7qjrw4grvcorjjmy3ykddjeda