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Jeer, Jaypal (2015) Permission denied! BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Today, mobile communication is part of people’s lives to the extent that many feel uncomfortable without a phone. This is contrary to the past when the main function of the phone was to call and send text messages. The inception of the new millennium witnessed a quick market evolution of mobile applications and content. Smart phone operating systems are open to third party software-development unlike the usual programming standard cell-phone environment.
    Permissions are required in mobile phones in order to enhance mobile security. The android platform is one of the features that exhibit this feature that imposes one to many requests before they can have access to features and content. These permissions act as a security measure by informing users of the things the software needs to do for it to perform as intended.
    Mobile phone security has increasingly become significant in mobile computing. It is an issue because it affects the security of company and personal information currently stored on smartphones. When one uses their phone, they are exposed to various security threats. For instance, there was a 261% increase in mobile security threats in 2012. These threats disrupt phone operations, transmit user data or modify the data. The main targets for attacks are personal data, availability and identity.
    For this project there will be an investigation centered on gaming apps, the number of apps in mind is around 60 (40 free & 20 paid). The investigation will lead to see if any number of the apps may be suspected for over using their permissions, alongside this investigation there will be a secondary that will dismantle all 60 apps and remove any permissions which aren’t required for the game to run, only core permissions will be left.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 15:31
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 15:31
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/19066

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