Is this app safe?: a large scale study on application permissions and risk signals

@inproceedings{Chia2012IsTA,
  title={Is this app safe?: a large scale study on application permissions and risk signals},
  author={Pern Hui Chia and Yusuke Yamamoto and N. Asokan},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2012}
}
Third-party applications (apps) drive the attractiveness of web and mobile application platforms. Many of these platforms adopt a decentralized control strategy, relying on explicit user consent for granting permissions that the apps request. Users have to rely primarily on community ratings as the signals to identify the potentially harmful and inappropriate apps even though community ratings typically reflect opinions about perceived functionality or performance rather than about risks. With… CONTINUE READING
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