URANOS: User-Guided Rewriting for Plugin-Enabled ANdroid ApplicatiOn Security [chapter]

Daniel Schreckling, Stephan Huber, Focke Höhne, Joachim Posegga
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
URANOS is an Android application which uses syntactical static analysis to determine in which component of an Android application a permission is required. This work describes how the detection and analysis of widely distributed and security critical adware plugins is achieved. We show, how users can trigger bytecode rewriting to (de)activate selected or redundant permissions in Android applications without sacrificing functionality. The paper also discusses performance, security, and legal implications of the presented approach.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38530-8_4 fatcat:oxlkx7uur5f7vftsnkbhiukoda