An Exhaustive Comparison and Analysis of Botnet Attacks for Smartphones


  • Sonali Kothari Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India
  • Shubham Joshi Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India
  • Ishaan Tidke BVCOE, Lavale, Pune


Botnet, Mobile Security, Android Security, Command and Control Serve, Botnet Attack


Different researchers have proposed different methods for designing botnet attacks using varying C & C channels. During earlier research in field of botnet, researchers worked on developing botnet attacks more than their detection. This helps in identifying methodologies employ for designing botnet attacks. With different communication methods, botnets were first designed for PCs. But with changing era researchers and cyber criminals are looking for methods for developing and understanding smartphone based botnet attack. Besides developing botnets for PCs and smartphones, researchers and security organizations are working for identification of different mobile phone botnet attacks. In the present article, study of existing literature is discussed to understand the history of botnet attacks and various methods evolved. The survey discusses different players of botnet attacks; different topologies evolved and various modes of propagation along with C&C channel. The chapter also includes practices and concepts of botnet attack, performance evaluation measures and databases used by various researchers. Literature survey also highlights some real botnet attacks used for commercial purpose or steal information using various platforms.


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How to Cite

Kothari, S. ., Joshi, S. ., & Tidke, I. . (2023). An Exhaustive Comparison and Analysis of Botnet Attacks for Smartphones. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 12(2), 599–619. Retrieved from



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