Improving Privacy on Android Smartphones Through In-Vivo Bytecode Instrumentation

@article{Bartel2012ImprovingPO,
  title={Improving Privacy on Android Smartphones Through In-Vivo Bytecode Instrumentation},
  author={Alexandre Bartel and Jacques Klein and Martin Monperrus and Kevin Allix and Yves Le Traon},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2012},
  volume={abs/1208.4536}
}
In this paper we claim that a widely applicable and efficient means to fight against malicious mobile Android applications is: 1) to perform runtime monitoring 2) by instrumenting the application bytecode and 3) in-vivo, i.e. directly on the smartphone. We present a tool chain to do this and present experimental results showing that this tool chain can run on smartphones in a reasonable amount of time and with a realistic effort. Our findings also identify challenges to be addressed before… CONTINUE READING

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