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Author Xu, Meng ♦ Song, Chengyu ♦ Ji, Yang ♦ Shih, Ming-Wei ♦ Lu, Kangjie ♦ Zheng, Cong ♦ Duan, Ruian ♦ Jang, Yeongjin ♦ Lee, Byoungyoung ♦ Qian, Chenxiong ♦ Lee, Sangho ♦ Kim, Taesoo
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Android ♦ Ecosystem ♦ Mobile malware ♦ Survey
Abstract The openness and extensibility of Android have made it a popular platform for mobile devices and a strong candidate to drive the Internet-of-Things. Unfortunately, these properties also leave Android vulnerable, attracting attacks for profit or fun. To mitigate these threats, numerous issue-specific solutions have been proposed. With the increasing number and complexity of security problems and solutions, we believe this is the right moment to step back and systematically re-evaluate the Android security architecture and security practices in the ecosystem. We organize the most recent security research on the Android platform into two categories: the software stack and the ecosystem. For each category, we provide a comprehensive narrative of the problem space, highlight the limitations of the proposed solutions, and identify open problems for future research. Based on our collection of knowledge, we envision a blueprint for engineering a secure, next-generation Android ecosystem.
Description Author Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, United States (Xu, Meng; Song, Chengyu; Ji, Yang; Shih, Ming-Wei; Lu, Kangjie; Zheng, Cong; Duan, Ruian; Jang, Yeongjin; Lee, Byoungyoung; Qian, Chenxiong; Lee, Sangho; Kim, Taesoo)
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-08-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 49
Issue Number 2
Page Count 47
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 47


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Source: ACM Digital Library