Smartphone viruses propagation on heterogeneous composite networks

Xuetao Wei, Nicholas C. Valler, Michalis Faloutsos, Iulian Neamtiu, B. Aditya Prakash, Christos Faloutsos
2013 2013 IEEE 2nd Network Science Workshop (NSW)  
Smartphones are now targets of malicious viruses. Furthermore, the increasing "connectedness" of smartphones has resulted in new delivery vectors for malicious viruses, including proximity-, social-and other technology-based methods. In fact, Cabir and CommWarrior are two viruses-observed in the wildthat spread, at least in part, using proximity-based techniques (line-of-sight bluetooth radio). In this paper, we propose and evaluate SI1I2S, a competition model that describes the spread of two
more » ... tually exclusive viruses across heterogeneous composite networks, one static (social connections) and one dynamic (mobility pattern). To approximate dynamic network behavior, we use classic mobility models from ad hoc networking, e.g., Random Waypoint, Random Walk and Levy Flight. We analyze our model using techniques from dynamic systems and find that the first eigenvalue of the system matrices λ S1 ,λ S2 of the two networks (static and dynamic networks) appropriately captures the competitive interplay between two viruses and effectively predicts the competition's "winner", which provides a feasible way to defend against smartphone viruses.
doi:10.1109/nsw.2013.6609203 dblp:conf/nsw/WeiVFNPF13 fatcat:xmpkst3pfzcddaubsor7ihehum