Global Security, Safety and Sustainability & e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

PINEPULSE: A System to PINpoint and Educate Mobile Phone Users with Low Security

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_9,
        author={Iosif Androulidakis and Gorazd Kandus},
        title={PINEPULSE: A System to PINpoint and Educate Mobile Phone Users with Low Security},
        proceedings={Global Security, Safety and Sustainability \& e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICGS3 \& E-DEMOCRACY},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Mobile phones security User Education Security Enhancing Application User Profiling Behavior Modeling},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_9}
    }
    
  • Iosif Androulidakis
    Gorazd Kandus
    Year: 2012
    PINEPULSE: A System to PINpoint and Educate Mobile Phone Users with Low Security
    ICGS3 & E-DEMOCRACY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_9
Iosif Androulidakis1,*, Gorazd Kandus2,*
  • 1: Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School
  • 2: Jožef Stefan Institute
*Contact email: sandro@noc.uoi.gr, gorazd.kandus@ijs.si

Abstract

The threats mobile phone users face, are about to increase due to the rapid penetration of advanced smartphone devices and the growing Internet access using them. As such, reinforcing users’ security has become a critical imperative. This paper refers to a system that pinpoints and informs mobile phone users that have a low security level, thus helping them protect themselves. The system consists of software-application, installed in mobile phones as well as of software and data bases, installed in the mobile telephony operators’ servers. Mobile telephony providers (by adopting this application), as well as manufacturers (by pre-installing it in their phones), could help mitigate the increased security threats effectively protecting the end users.