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Author Reaves, Bradley ♦ Bowers, Jasmine ♦ Gorski, Sigmund Albert ♦ Anise, Olabode ♦ Bobhate, Rahul ♦ Cho, Raymond ♦ Das, Hiranava ♦ Hussain, Sharique ♦ Karachiwala, Hamza ♦ Scaife, Nolen ♦ Wright, Byron ♦ Butler, Kevin ♦ Enck, William ♦ Traynor, Patrick
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 ♦ Application security ♦ Program analysis
Abstract The security research community has invested significant effort in improving the security of Android applications over the past half decade. This effort has addressed a wide range of problems and resulted in the creation of many tools for application analysis. In this article, we perform the first systematization of Android security research that analyzes applications, characterizing the work published in more than 17 top venues since 2010. We categorize each paper by the types of problems they solve, highlight areas that have received the most attention, and note whether tools were ever publicly released for each effort. Of the released tools, we then evaluate a representative sample to determine how well application developers can apply the results of our community’s efforts to improve their products. We find not only that significant work remains to be done in terms of research coverage but also that the tools suffer from significant issues ranging from lack of maintenance to the inability to produce functional output for applications with known vulnerabilities. We close by offering suggestions on how the community can more successfully move forward.
Description Author Affiliation: University of Florida (Reaves, Bradley; Bowers, Jasmine; Anise, Olabode; Bobhate, Rahul; Cho, Raymond; Das, Hiranava; Hussain, Sharique; Karachiwala, Hamza; Scaife, Nolen; Wright, Byron; Butler, Kevin; Traynor, Patrick); North Carolina State University (Gorski, Sigmund Albert; Enck, William)
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 2016-10-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 49
Issue Number 3
Page Count 30
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 30


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