Visible to the public Evaluation of Security and Privacy of Smartphone Users

TitleEvaluation of Security and Privacy of Smartphone Users
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDar, Muneer Ahmad, Nisar Bukhari, Syed, Khan, Ummer Iqbal
Conference Name2018 Fourth International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronics, Information, Communication and Bio-Informatics (AEEICB)
Keywordsandroid, Android (operating system), Android device, Androids, compositionality, data privacy, GPS, human factors, Humanoid robots, ios, iOS Security, malicious apps, Malware, Metrics, mobile computing, operating system, Operating systems, operating systems (computers), Operating Systems Security, privacy, privacy concerns, pubcrawl, Resiliency, security, smart phone, smart phone operating systems, smart phone users, smart phones, spying app

The growing use of smart phones has also given opportunity to the intruders to create malicious apps thereby the security and privacy concerns of a novice user has also grown. This research focuses on the privacy concerns of a user who unknowingly installs a malicious apps created by the programmer. In this paper we created an attack scenario and created an app capable of compromising the privacy of the users. After accepting all the permissions by the user while installing the app, the app allows us to track the live location of the Android device and continuously sends the GPS coordinates to the server. This spying app is also capable of sending the call log details of the user. This paper evaluates two leading smart phone operating systems- Android and IOS to find out the flexibility provided by the two operating systems to their programmers to create the malicious apps.

Citation Keydar_evaluation_2018