Corpus ID: 395031

Quantifying the Effects of Removing Permissions from Android Applications

@inproceedings{Kennedy2013QuantifyingTE,
  title={Quantifying the Effects of Removing Permissions from Android Applications},
  author={K. Kennedy and E. Gustafson and H. Chen},
  year={2013}
}
With the growing popularity of Android smart phones, it is increasingly important to ensure the security of sensitive user information. A recent study found that approximately 26% of Android applications in Google Play can access personal data, such as contacts and email, and 42 percent, GPS location data [6]. While Android is known for giving the user control, it falls short when it comes to enabling and disabling the permissions on applications. Currently, the user is given the option to… CONTINUE READING
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