A Stitch in Time: Supporting Android Developers in WritingSecure Code

@inproceedings{Nguyen2017ASI,
  title={A Stitch in Time: Supporting Android Developers in WritingSecure Code},
  author={Duc-Cuong Nguyen and Dominik Wermke and Yasemin G{\"u}ls{\"u}m Acar and Michael Backes and Charles Weir and Sascha Fahl},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security},
  year={2017}
}
Despite security advice in the official documentation and an extensive body of security research about vulnerabilities and exploits, many developers still fail to write secure Android applications. Frequently, Android developers fail to adhere to security best practices, leaving applications vulnerable to a multitude of attacks. We point out the advantage of a low-time-cost tool both to teach better secure coding and to improve app security. Using the FixDroid IDE plug-in, we show that… CONTINUE READING

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