Android Security: A Review


  • Omar M. Ahmed Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Zakho University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region – Iraq
  • Amira B. Sallow College of Computer and Information Technology, Department of Computer Science, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region - Iraq



Android, Security, Smartphone


Smartphones are used by billions of people that means the applications of the smartphone is increasing, it is out of control for applications marketplaces to completely validate if an application is malicious or legitimate. Therefore, it is up to users to choose for themselves whether an application is safe to use or not. It is important to say that there are differences between mobile devices and PC machines in resource management mechanism, the security solutions for computer malware are not compatible with mobile devices. Consequently, the anti-malware organizations and academic researchers have produced and proposed many security methods and mechanisms in order to recognize and classify the security threat of the Android operating system. By means of the proposed methods are different from one to another, they can be arranged into various classifications. In this review paper, the present Android security threats is discussed and present security proposed solutions and attempt to classify the proposed solutions and evaluate them.


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How to Cite

Ahmed, O. M., & Sallow, A. B. (2017). Android Security: A Review. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 6(3), 135–140.