Hobson’s choice : security and privacy permissions in Android and iOS devices

Hegarty, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3805-5974, Hughes-Roberts, T and Haggerty, J 2015, Hobson’s choice : security and privacy permissions in Android and iOS devices , in: HCI International 2015, 2-7 August 2015, Los Angeles, USA.

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Abstract

The use of smartphones and tablet devices has grown rapidly over recent years and the widespread availability of software, often from unknown developers, has led to security and privacy concerns. In order to prevent security compromises, these devices use access control as a means by which a user is able to specify an application’s ability to interact with services and data. However, the use of access control as a security countermeasure in this environment is severely limited. For example, once permissions are granted to software, they may share data, such as location or unique identifiers with third persons without informing the user, whether or not the application is itself running. This paper presents the results of a comparative study conducted with computing students at two UK universities that identifies the issues surrounding software access control permissions in An-droid and iOS operating systems. Through this study, we are able to quantify the impact of security access permissions on mobile device security and privacy, even amongst specialist users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust : Third International Conference, HAS 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Proceedings
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN: 9783319203751; 9783319203768
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Depositing User: Dr R Hegarty
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 09:02
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 14:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56337

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