Abstract: One of the fastest growing technology of today’s world is mobile computing. It is growing at an exponential rate. Most of the complex tasks which required computers can now be done using mobile devices like smartphones at the touch of a finger.Out of all the mobile computing devices, the smartphones are most popular. The smartphones have now become an integral part of our lifestyles. Though the Smartphones help to increase the productivity, they also pose an underlying serious security threat. This research paper aims to review these potential threats, state the efficient methods to tackle them and draw conclusions for further research opportunities in this area.

Keywords: Mobile devices, Smartphones, Attacks, Security