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Mobile application markets such as the Android Marketplace provide a centralized showcase of applications that end users can purchase or download for free onto their mobile phones. Despite the influx of applications to the markets, applications are cursorily reviewed by marketplace maintainers due to the vast number of submissions. User policing and(More)
In recent years, we have witnessed an incredible growth in the adoption of smartphones, which has been accompanied by an influx of applications. Users can purchase or download applications for free onto their mobile phones from centralized application markets such as Google’s Android Market and Amazon’s third party market. Despite the rapidly increasing(More)
Many open-source projects land security fixes in public repositories before shipping these patches to users. This paper presents attacks on such projects—taking Firefox as a case-study—that exploit patch metadata to efficiently search for security patches prior to shipping. Using access-restricted bug reports linked from patch descriptions, security patches(More)
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