Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by ronjor, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    by Laura Arenschield, The Ohio State University March 31, 2020
     
  2. Adric

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    The article would have been more interesting if it had included a link to the list of apps that were found with hidden behaviors.
     
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    mood Updates Team

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    12k+ Android apps contain master passwords, secret access keys, secret commands
    Automatic Uncovering of Hidden Behaviors From Input Validation in Mobile Apps (PDF):
    https://panda.moyix.net/~moyix/papers/inputscope_oakland20.pdf
     
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    jaypeecee Registered Member

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    I couldn't agree more. It is, in my opinion, little more than a scaremongering article. Or, am I missing something?

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    The only thing that's missing is substance.

    Some studies may contain hidden information that users never see


    +1. They say there are 12,706 suspect apps, but not one example?
     
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