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

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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.

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Volume

8544

Chapter number

29

Pagination

430-437

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

ISBN-13

9783319083438

Language

eng

Notes

19th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2014 Wollongong, NSW, Australia, July 7–9, 2014 Proceedings

Publication classification

B Book chapter, B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2014, Springer-Verlag

Extent

32

Editor/Contributor(s)

Susilo W, Mu Y

Publisher

Springer-Verlag

Place of publication

Berlin, Germany

Title of book

Information security and privacy

Series

Lecture notes in computer science

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