Smart phones and PDAs face major security
concerns and problems in changing technology landscape .
Security in the mobile computing environment is a serious
concern that is important to be addressed. The main motivation
of this paper is to come up with a mechanism to ensure user’s
private data is protected and secured in the event of a mobile
device being lost or stolen. We will address how to secure the
applications and its data that run on mobile handled devices by
providing and offering security capabilities to protect these
devices. We will propose a new solution and technique for
securing applications in mobile devices to resolve some of the
security concerns in mobile computing environment. The
proposed solution provides efficient way to secure user’s private
data in case of mobile device being lost or stolen by sending
predefined commands via SMS messages to the stolen or lost
mobile device to protect the applications and their data using
the necessary action (delete the private data and send back the
location information of stolen device to the secondary
emergency phone number).
Smart phones, mobile, SMS, GPS, android,
Iehab Al Rassan and Mohannad A. Al Sheikh are with the Department of
Computer Science, King Saud University (e-mail: email@example.com).
Iehab Al Rassan and Mohannad A. Al Sheikh, "
Securing Application in Mobile Computing," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 3, no. 5, pp.