Understanding Android security

Robinson, Gregor and Weir, George; Jahankhani, H and Carlile, A and Akhgar, B and Hessami, A. G. and Hosseinian-Far, A, eds. (2015) Understanding Android security. In: Global Security, Safety and Sustainability: Tomorrow's Challenges of Cyber Security. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 534 (1). Springer International Publishing AG, GBR, pp. 189-199. ISBN 978-3-319-23276-8

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This paper details a survey of Android users in an attempt to shed light on how users perceive the risks associated with app permissions and in- built adware. A series of questions was presented in a Web survey, with results suggesting interesting differences between males and females in installation be- haviour and attitudes toward security.