A CA Model for Mobile Malware Spreading Based on Bluetooth Connections

  • Ángel Martín del Rey
  • Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 239)


There is an unstoppable rise of the number of smartphones worldwide and, as several applications requires an Internet access, these mobile devices are exposed to the malicious effects of malware. Of particular interest is the malware which is propagated using bluetooth connections since it infects devices in its proximity as does biological virus. The main goal of this work is to introduce a new mathematical model to study the spread of a bluetooth mobile malware. Specifically, it is a compartmental model where the mobile devices are classified into four types: susceptibles, carriers, exposed and infectious; its dynamic is governed by means of a couple of two-dimensional cellular automata. Some computer simulations are shown and analyzed in order to determine how a proximity mobile malware might spread under different conditions.


Mobile malware Bluetooth Cellular automata SCEIS model Mathematical modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Martín del Rey
    • 1
  • Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsE.P.S. de Ávila, University of SalamancaÁvilaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsE.P.S. de Zamora, University of SalamancaZamoraSpain

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