A Cellular Automata Model for Mobile Worm Propagation
The mobile devices, and especially the smartphones, are exposed to the malicious effects of malware. In this sense the study, simulation and control of epidemic processes due to malware is an important issue. The main goal of this work is to introduce a new mathematical model to study the spread of a mobile computer worm. Its dynamic is governed by means of two cellular automata based on logic transition functions. Some computer simulations are shown and analyzed in order to determine how a mobile worm might spread under different conditions.
KeywordsMobile malware Computer worms Cellular automata Mathematical modeling
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