Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2013-13

Stach, Christoph: How to Assure Privacy on Android Phones and Devices?.
In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile Data Management.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik.
S. 1-3, englisch.
IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, Juni 2013.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Demonstration).
CR-Klassif.K.4.1 (Computers and Society Public Policy Issues)
D.4.6 (Operating Systems Security and Protection)
Keywordsprivacy management; Android; demonstrator

There is an increasing popularity of mobile devices-especially Android devices-particularly because of the huge amount of available third-party applications. Albeit, the number of diagnosed hacker attacks against mobile user increased in unison, as these devices became the prime target of the latest malware, thanks to inexperienced users and a negligent way of dealing with private data. To make matters worse, the Android permission system is much too coarse-grained and too hard to grasp for an average user. However, even if a user is able to comprehend the meaning and impact of a certain permission, in the end, s/he must grant all requested permission anyhow, if s/he wants to install the application.

Therefore, we introduce PMP a privacy management platform for Android, which enables a user to grant an application fine-grained access rights to critical data. Furthermore, those rights can depend on some contextual constraints (e.g. Internet usage is restricted to certain locations) and the policy rules can be modified at run-time. Depending upon the granted rights an application provides a different scope of service. Moreover, the user is-due to a catchy GUI-always informed what impact the granting or respectively the revocation of a permission has on the application's service quality.

Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme, Anwendersoftware
Eingabedatum27. März 2013
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