Comparing Mobile Privacy Protection through Cross-Platform Applications
Author(s): Jin Han, Qiang Yan, Debin Gao, Jianying Zhou, Robert Deng
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Date: 23 Apr 2013
Document Type: Presentations
Additional Documents: Slides
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013
In this paper, we make the first attempt to establish a baseline for the security comparison between iOS and Android. Our analysis over 2,600 cross-platform applications shows that iOS applications consistently access more security sensitive APIs than their counterparts on Android. We then investigate further on both third-party libraries and applications’ own code to reveal the underlying reasons.