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To update or not to update: Insights From a two-year study of Android app evolution

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Although there are over 1,900,000 third-party Android apps in the Google Play Store, little is understood about how their security and privacy characteristics, such as dangerous permission usage and the vulnerabilities they contain, have evolved over time. Our research is two-fold: we take quarterly snapshots of the Google Play Store over a two-year period to understand how permission usage by apps has changed; and we analyse 30,000 apps to understand how their security and privacy characteri...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1145/3052973.3052990

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Computer Science
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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Taylor, V
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EP/P00881X/1
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University of Oxford
Funding agency for:
Taylor, V
Grant:
EP/P00881X/1
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery
Host title:
2017 ACM on Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security
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Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-25
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pubs:697656
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uuid:07a33980-017d-4f5b-b246-95bf16a80b07
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pubs:697656
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697656
Deposit date:
2017-05-30

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