Australian Information Security Management Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Editor(s)

Associate Professor Mike Johnstone

ISBN

978-0-6484444-1-1

Comments

Originally published as: Montealegre, C., Njuguna, C.R., Malik, M.I., Hannay, P., & McAteer, I.N. (2018). Security vulnerabilities in android applications. In proceedings of the 16th Australian Information Security Management Conference (pp. 14-28). Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.

Abstract

Privacy-related vulnerabilities and risks are often embedded into applications during their development, with this action being either performed out of malice or out of negligence. Moreover, the majority of the mobile applications initiate connections to websites, other apps, or services outside of its scope causing significant compromise to the oblivious user. Therefore, mobile data encryption or related data-protection controls should be taken into account during the application development phase. This paper evaluates some standard apps and their associated threats using publicly available tools and demonstrates how an ignorant user or an organisation can fall prey to such apps.

DOI

10.25958/5c5274d466691

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