Understanding the security management of global third-party android marketplaces

Yuta Ishii, Takuya Watanabe, Fumihiro Kanei, Yuta Takata, Eitaro Shioji, Mitsuaki Akiyama, Takeshi Yagi, Bo Sun, Tatsuya Mori

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

As an open platform, Android enables the introduction of a variety of third-party marketplaces in which developers can provide mobile apps that are not provided in the official marketplace. Since the initial release of Android OS in 2008, many third-party app marketplaces have been launched all over the world. The diversity of which leads us to the following research question: are these thirdparty marketplaces securely managed? This work aims to answer this question through a large-scale empirical study. We collected more than 4.7 million Android apps from 27 third-party marketplaces, including ones that had not previously been studied in the research community, and analyzed them to study their security measures. Based on the results, we also attempt to quantify the security index of these marketplaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWAMA 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on App Market Analytics, Co-located with FSE 2017
EditorsFederica Sarro, Emad Shihab, Daniel Kaimann, Meiyappan Nagappan, Marie C. Platenius
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages12-18
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781450351584
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 5
Event2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on App Market Analytics, WAMA 2017, Co-located with ESEC/FSE 2017 - Paderborn, Germany
Duration: 2017 Sep 5 → …

Publication series

NameWAMA 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on App Market Analytics, Co-located with FSE 2017

Other

Other2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on App Market Analytics, WAMA 2017, Co-located with ESEC/FSE 2017
CountryGermany
CityPaderborn
Period17/9/5 → …

Keywords

  • Mobile application market
  • Security measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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