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.