NC State researchers develop 'AirBag' for Android devices

03/05/2014 10:07 AM

02/15/2015 10:39 AM

With the surge of smartphone and tablet sales, mobile users can expect the threat of malicious attacks to rise.

Researchers led by N.C. State computer scientist Xuxian Jiang have created a new system to help protect Android users from malware. The system keeps apps contained within a virtual machine that prevents access to sensitive parts of the operating system.

In its proof-of-concept phase, the new cloud-based security system, called AirBag, has proven effective at foiling malicious software with minimal effect on device performance. Read the full paper published on AirBag.

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