Discipline: Computer Sciences and Information Management
Subcategory: Computer Science & Information Systems
Freronica Frizell - Mississippi Valley State University
Co-Author(s): Xiaofeng Wang, Kan Yuan, Nan Zhang, and Luyi Xing, Indiana University
Android is a mobile operating system (OS) for smartphones and tablets. Google Android market has an open platform with easy access to applications. The open platform gives less security and more freedom for users to create applications to collect personal information. An abundance of user personal information is collected and stored by Android applications. With this data being exchanged over Wi-Fi and data services, information is very accessible. Increased demand for Android smartphones is at an all-time high. As a result of the popularity, malicious and vulnerable applications are prone to increase. The main focus of this project is to investigate the security risks and vulnerabilities of the Android OS and its applications by performing attacks using the vulnerabilities and creating malicious applications.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Lanclos,