Using probabilistic generative models for ranking risks of Android apps

  title={Using probabilistic generative models for ranking risks of Android apps},
  author={Hao Peng and Christopher S. Gates and Bhaskar Pratim Sarma and Ninghui Li and Yuan Qi and Rahul Potharaju and Cristina Nita-Rotaru and Ian Molloy},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security},
One of Android's main defense mechanisms against malicious apps is a risk communication mechanism which, before a user installs an app, warns the user about the permissions the app requires, trusting that the user will make the right decision. This approach has been shown to be ineffective as it presents the risk information of each app in a "tand-alone" ashion and in a way that requires too much technical knowledge and time to distill useful information. We introduce the notion of risk… CONTINUE READING
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