Information security of remote file transfers with mobile devices

Sami Noponen, Kaarina Karppinen

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    Abstract

    Recent evolution of mobile technologies has opened new use possibilities for mobile devices. At the same time information security problems related to mobile devices have gotten more serious. This study investigated a possibility of remotely and securely transferring files between the mobile device and home computer via the Internet, and the information security threats related to this. We constructed a setup for secure remote file management. Security of our construction was evaluated with threat analysis and the file server was tested with security testing tools. Based on the evaluation and testing, the system construction was considered to be secure when properly used. However, new software vulnerabilities are discovered daily also for mobile devices. Therefore, the security of the setup weakens if not updated frequently. Also, changes made to configuration files by the user, poor management of login information and careless use of devices are problems, which cause information security threats.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication32nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Software and Applications, COMPSAC 2008
    Place of PublicationUS
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages973 -978
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3262-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event32nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Software and Applications, COMPSAC 2008 - Turku, Finland
    Duration: 28 Jul 20081 Aug 2008

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Software and Applications, COMPSAC 2008
    Abbreviated titleCOMPSAC 2008
    CountryFinland
    CityTurku
    Period28/07/081/08/08

    Keywords

    • Security

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