Mechanism for Security Enhancement in Mobile Application Installation
Peng Zhang, Hanlin Sun, Zheng Yan
Available Online May 2014.
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- mobile OS, application installation, trust, permission, User interface
- Mobile operating systems (e.g., iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc) are becoming powerful platforms on which various applications can be installed and run. Each mobile OS offers application store (e.g., Apple App Store, Android Play, etc) for developers to easily publish applications and earn profits. However, existing mobile platforms provide little means for mobile users to evaluate risks on allowing certain security permissions when installing mobile applications. Since mobile users may not be able to justify the risks on allowing certain permissions required by an application, mobile users may install malware with extra permissions, which leads to security risk for mobile users, e.g., private information leaked, etc. In this paper, we present process and visual User Interface for mobile users to understand and justify the risks on permissions required by mobile applications during installation. We also present two algorithms for calculating the risks.
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- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
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TY - CONF AU - Peng Zhang AU - Hanlin Sun AU - Zheng Yan PY - 2014/05 DA - 2014/05 TI - Mechanism for Security Enhancement in Mobile Application Installation BT - Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Conference on Computer and Information Application (ICCIA 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 335 EP - 338 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccia.2012.81 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccia.2012.81 ID - Zhang2014/05 ER -