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A new approach for managing Android permissions: learning users' preferences

Oglaza, Arnaud and Laborde, Romain and Zaraté, Pascale and Benzekri, Abdelmalek and Barrère, François A new approach for managing Android permissions: learning users' preferences. (2017) EURASIP Journal on Information Security, 2017 (13). 1-16. ISSN 1687-4161

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13635-017-0065-4

Abstract

Today, permissions management solutions on mobile devices employ Identity Based Access Control (IBAC) models. If this approach was suitable when people had only a few games (like Snake or Tetris) installed on their mobile phones, the current situation is different. A survey from Google in 2013 showed that, on average, french users have installed 32 applications on their Android smartphones. As a result, these users must manage hundreds of permissions to protect their privacy. Scalability of IBAC is a well-known issue and many more advanced access control models have introduced abstractions to cope with this problem. However, such models are more complex to handle by non-technical users. Thus, we present a permission management system for Android devices that (1) learns users' privacy preferences with a novel learning algorithm, (2) proposes them abstract authorization rules, and (3) provides advanced features to manage these high-level rules. Our learning algorithm is compared to two other well-known approaches to show its efficiency. Finally, we prove this whole approach is more efficient than current permission management system by comparing it to Privacy Guard Manager.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:https://jis-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13635-017-0065-4
HAL Id:hal-01914092
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2018 10:36

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