Presenting risk introduced by android application permissions in a user-friendly way

Juraj Varga, Peter Muska

Abstract


The emergence of Android as a leading Operating
System in terms of market coverage induced the rapid emergence
of many mobile applications. A lot of these applications are
prone to misuse because of their design. This paper deals with a
new method of informing user whether applications installed on
his device are potentially harmful or not. The introductory part
provides some insight into security mechanisms used in Android.
The main part deals with research we based our work on, proposal
of our own methodology based on permission model and
its implementation in application for real-time offline analysis of
installed applications on device running Android. The last part
of this paper deals with the evaluation of achievements reached
by our methodology implemented in standalone application.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/tatra.v60i0.349