Implementing ASBP: A Novel framework for Sanitizing Android Apps
Akshay Bhardwaj1, A J Singh2
1Akshay Bhardwaj*, Department of Computer Science, HP University, Summerhill, Shimla, India.
2A J Singh, Department of Computer Science, HP University, Summerhill, Shimla, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 5366-5374 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8530088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8530.088619
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Abstract: Paper The advent of Android as a mobile OS has revolutionized the way we perceive life today. It has permeated now from handhelds to becoming an inclusive and persistently increasing member of our day to day lives. We are increasingly becoming dependent on technology in our everyday lives, insomuch that it is impossible to envision the world without it. Android is at the forefront of this revolution. It has practically rendered the Personal computer useless and has shown the world a new way of transacting on the go using our smartphones and tablets. However, with all the facilities, there comes the shadow of insecurity and data privacy compromise. This is an area which requires deeper introspection and research because it is required to ensure seamless and hassle-free operations in our day to day activities. The current research tries to delve deep into the innards of Android to come up with some plausible solutions to assuage somewhat the wounds that thee intentional leaks of the operating system can give. In this paper, in the successive sections, we propose a framework which would help us in removing the identified vulnerabilities that afflict Android, namely third-party apps and vendor customized ones. We would also propose a set of guidelines for improving the Permissions model. We call our framework, “The ASBP Framework.” (App Sanitization and Better Permissions).
Keywords: Android, ASBP, framework, Malicious apps, Permissions, Security.