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An analysis of tracking settings in blackberry 10 and windows phone 8 smartphones

Rahulamathavan,Y, Moonsamy,V, Batten,L, Shunliang,S and Rajarajan,M 2014, An analysis of tracking settings in blackberry 10 and windows phone 8 smartphonesInformation security and privacy, Springer - Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp.430-437, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08344-5_29.

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Title An analysis of tracking settings in blackberry 10 and windows phone 8 smartphones
Author(s) Rahulamathavan,Y
Title of book Information security and privacy
Publication date 2014
Series Lecture notes in computer science; v.8544
Chapter number 29
Total chapters 32
Start page 430
End page 437
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer - Verlag
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Summary The use of tracking settings in smartphones facilitates the provision of tailored services to users by allowing service providers access to unique identifiers stored on the smartphones. In this paper, we investigate the 'tracking off' settings on the Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. To determine if they work as claimed, we set up a test bed suitable for both operating systems to capture traffic between the smartphone and external servers. We dynamically execute a set of similar Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8 applications, downloaded from their respective official markets. Our results indicate that even if users turn off tracking settings in their smartphones, some applications leak unique identifiers without their knowledge. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Notes 19th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2014 Wollongong, NSW, Australia, July 7–9, 2014 Proceedings
ISBN 9783319083438
ISSN 0302-9743
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-08344-5_29
Field of Research 080502 Mobile Technologies
Socio Economic Objective 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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