An Overview of Security Challenges of Android Apps Permissions

Provided by: Research In Motion
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
In the last five years, there has been observed a drastic shift from PC, laptops to smart phones for accessing internet services. The increased dependence on mobile apps brings into light the security risks associated with these apps. The large number of freely available apps in market days sometimes request more permissions than they use, and this fact is usually unknown to the user. Open source platform android makes it easier to introduce such flaws intentionally and steal the confidential information such as personal contacts, passwords etc.

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