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Empirical analysis of android apps permissions

Awang Abu Bakar, Normi Sham and Mahmud, Iqram (2013) Empirical analysis of android apps permissions. In: 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), 23-24 Dec. 2013, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Android applications or apps are taking the smart phones industry to a new level. Smart phone users can do most of their everyday tasks using the various types of applications offered in the Android Play Store. Generally, prior to installation of the apps, users need to agree on the permissions requested by the apps, they are not given any other option. Essentially, users may not aware on some security issues that may arise from the permissions. Some apps request the right to manipulate sensitive data, such as GPS location, photos, calendar, contact, email and files. In this paper, we explain the sources of sensitive data, what the malicious apps can do to the data, and apply the empirical software engineering analysis to find the factors that could potentially influence the permissions in Android apps. In addition, we also highlight top ten most implemented permissions in Android apps.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3509/37951 (DOI: 10.1109/ACSAT.2013.86)ISBN 978-14799275-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android applications; sensitive data; empirical analysis; statistics; permission types
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE9713 Cellular telephone services industry. Wireless telephone industry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Normi Sham Awang Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 14:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37951

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