Security testing in Android networks : a practical case study

Hunt, Ray 2013, Security testing in Android networks : a practical case study, in ICON 2013 : Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICON.2013.6781950.

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Title Security testing in Android networks : a practical case study
Author(s) Hunt, Ray
Conference name IEEE International Conference on Networks (19th : 2013 : Singapore)
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 11-13 Dec. 2013
Title of proceedings ICON 2013 : Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series IEEE International Conference on Networks
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Keyword(s) Android exploits
app store malware
data leakage
file stealing
mobility security
Summary Android is a new generation of an open operating system directed at mobile devices that are carried every day. The openness of this architecture is leading to new applications and opportunities including a host of multimedia services, new interfaces and browsers, multitasking including support for wireless local, personal and wide area networking services. Security with mobility and wireless connectivity thus becomes even more important with all these exciting developments. Vital security issues such as leakage of private information, file stealing and spambots abound in networks in practice and Android networks continue to be subject to these same families of vulnerabilities. This paper provides a demonstration of such vulnerabilities in spite of the best efforts of designers and implementers. In particular it describes examples of data leakage and file stealing (address books, contact lists, SMS messages, pictures) as well as demonstrating how Android devices can create spambots. © 2013 IEEE.
ISBN 9781479920846
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/ICON.2013.6781950
Field of Research 080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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