The impact of vendor customizations on android security

  title={The impact of vendor customizations on android security},
  author={Lei Wu and Michael C. Grace and Yajin Zhou and Chiachih Wu and Xuxian Jiang},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security},
The smartphone market has grown explosively in recent years, as more and more consumers are attracted to the sensor-studded multipurpose devices. Android is particularly ascendant; as an open platform, smartphone manufacturers are free to extend and modify it, allowing them to differentiate themselves from their competitors. However, vendor customizations will inherently impact overall Android security and such impact is still largely unknown. In this paper, we analyze ten representative stock… CONTINUE READING
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