A Study of Android Application Security

@inproceedings{Enck2011ASO,
  title={A Study of Android Application Security},
  author={William Enck and Damien Octeau and Patrick D. McDaniel and Swarat Chaudhuri},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
  year={2011}
}
The fluidity of application markets complicate smartphone security. Although recent efforts have shed light on particular security issues, there remains little insight into broader security characteristics of smartphone applications. This paper seeks to better understand smartphone application security by studying 1,100 popular free Android applications. We introduce the ded decompiler, which recovers Android application source code directly from its installation image. We design and execute a… CONTINUE READING

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