Paul, Greig and Irvine, James (2014) Google's Android setup process security. In: Wireless World Research Forum meeting 33 (WWRF33), 2014-09-24 - 2014-09-26, University of Surrey.
Paul_Irvine_WWRF2014_googles_android_setup_process_security.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript
Despite considerable research having been carried out into the security of the open-source Android operating system, the vast majority of Android devices run software significantly deviating from the open source core. While many of these changes are introduced by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), almost every Android device available for sale also features a suite of Google-provided applications and services, which are not part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. These applications are installed with system-level privileges, and are effectively an extension of the operating system itself. We monitored the process of setting up an Android device, and have identified a number of design weaknesses in the implementation of a number of Google services features which come pre-installed on virtually every Android device on sale today, which could permit skilled and capable attackers to carry out persistent attacks against Android users.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||wireless networks, mobile device security, mobile operating systems, Android Open Source Project (AOSP), Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Transportation and Communications, Computer Networks and Communications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Social Sciences > Transportation and Communications
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||03 Oct 2014 09:03|
|Last modified:||31 Mar 2017 13:13|