Visualizing Risk by Example : Demonstrating Threats Arising From Android

  title={Visualizing Risk by Example : Demonstrating Threats Arising From Android},
  author={Markus Hettig and Erzs{\'e}bet Kiss and J.-F. Kassel and S{\'e}rgio Weber and Marian Harbach and Matthew Smith},
Previous research has shown that only 17 % of Android smartphone users are consciously aware of the specific permissions an app demands during installation [2]. While this result is hardly surprising, it still puts the majority of smartphone users at risk. Kelley et al. recently argued that since permissions are not shown until after the installation button has already been pressed, the risks potentially arising from excessive app privileges are not part of the user’s decision process anymore… CONTINUE READING