Special Issue "Mobile Phone Security and Forensics"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2017)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Iosif Androulidakis

University of Ioannina, Ioannina GR 45110, Greece
Interests: mobile phone security; critical infrastructure security; digital forensics; technical surveillance counter-measures
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Bardis

Head of Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Hellenic Military Academy, Greece
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Interests: cryptography; functional encryption solutions; ultra-lightweight cryptology; mobile authentication; secure IoT
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasileios Vlachos

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Technological Applications, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Thessaly, Greece
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Interests: malware analysis; critical infrastructure security; computer virology; cyberwarfare

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, mobile phones are in universal use. With more than seven billion mobile cellular subscriptions, they have penetrated all aspects of modern life. We used to have feature phones to make calls and perhaps send messages; now, smartphones that resemble to fully fledged computers are the norm, highly personalized and unique for each user.

It goes without saying that mobile phones face more threats than ever, targeting the availability of their service and the confidentiality and integrity of users’ data and communications.

The purpose, therefore, of this Special Issue is to examine mobile phone attacks, countermeasures, privacy enhancing technologies and forensics methods and tools, both in theory and in practice. Interested authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions in all areas of mobile phone security, focusing (indicatively) on users, mobile devices, hardware/software/OS, applications, radio access, core network and services.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following subject categories:

Attacks and countermeasures in mobile phone confidentiality/integrity/availability
Mobile phone surveillance and countermeasures
Mobile user authentication and authorization
Application security
Application management
Secure app modelling, design, testing and development
Vulnerability detection and remediation
Mobile malware
Mobile phone intrusion detection and recovery
SMS security
SMS spamming and countermeasures
Mobile forensics
Legal interception
IMSI catchers
4G and 5G security
Radio access security
Core network security
Attacks in SS7 targeting mobile phones
Phone device/hardware security
NFC security
Mobile user privacy
User location interception
User awareness

Dr. Iosif Androulidakis
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos
Dr. Nikolaos Bardis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Mobile phone security
  • Mobile phone forensics
  • Mobile phone privacy
  • Mobile phone surveillance

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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