Why Eve and Mallory Love Android: An Analysis of Android SSL (In)Security

Download Now
Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Many Android apps have a legitimate need to communicate over the Internet and are then responsible for protecting potentially sensitive data during transit. This paper seeks to better understand the potential security threats posed by benign Android apps that use the SSL/TLS protocols to protect data they transmit. Since the lack of visual security indicators for SSL/TLS usage and the inadequate use of SSL/TLS can be exploited to launch Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks, an analysis of 13,500 popular free apps downloaded from Google's Play Market is presented.
Download Now

Find By Topic