Event Title

Location Security in Android Smartphones

Presenter Information

Aaron Kanter

Location

Science Center, A255

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 3:45 PM

Abstract

If an Android smartphone user is concerned about the permissions requested by an application (e.g. contact list, GPS location), his only option is not to install the app. By researching the Android framework and modifying the Android operating system, we have demonstrated success in giving fake information to user-specified applications requesting GPS location data through an intuitive interface. This is the first step in a larger project to provide greater security for Android smartphones.

Notes

Session II, Panel 4: Making Records: Studies of Musical Style, Musical Scores, and Surveillance
Moderator: Robert Geitz, Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science

Major

Computer Science; Double Bass Performance

Advisor(s)

Bob Geitz, Computer Science
Thomas Sperl, Double Bass

Project Mentor(s)

Benjamin Kuperman, Computer Science

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Apr 27th, 2:45 PM Apr 27th, 3:45 PM

Location Security in Android Smartphones

Science Center, A255

If an Android smartphone user is concerned about the permissions requested by an application (e.g. contact list, GPS location), his only option is not to install the app. By researching the Android framework and modifying the Android operating system, we have demonstrated success in giving fake information to user-specified applications requesting GPS location data through an intuitive interface. This is the first step in a larger project to provide greater security for Android smartphones.