DroidTrack: Tracking information diffusion and preventing information leakage on android

Syunya Sakamoto, Kenji Okuda, Ryo Nakatsuka, Toshihiro Yamauchi

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Abstract

An app in Android can collaborate with other apps and control personal information by using the Intent or user's allowing of permission. However, users cannot detect when they communicate. Therefore, users might not be aware information leakage if app is malware. This paper proposes DroidTrack, a method for tracking the diffusion of personal information and preventing its leakage on an Android device. DroidTrack alerts the user of the possibility of information leakage when an app uses APIs to communicate with outside. These alerts are triggered only if the app has already called APIs to collect personal information. Users are given the option to refuse the execution of the API if it is not appropriate. Further, by illustrating how their personal data is diffused, users can have the necessary information to help them decide whether the API use is appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, MUE 2013
Pages243-251
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013
EventFTRA 7th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, MUE 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 9 2013May 11 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume240 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

OtherFTRA 7th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, MUE 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/9/135/11/13

Keywords

  • API control
  • Android
  • Malware
  • Preventing information leakage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Sakamoto, S., Okuda, K., Nakatsuka, R., & Yamauchi, T. (2013). DroidTrack: Tracking information diffusion and preventing information leakage on android. In Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, MUE 2013 (pp. 243-251). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 240 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6738-6_31