Master thesis: Analysis of Android Security Architecture

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Master thesis: Analysis of Android Security Architecture

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Android has a complex security architecture based on capabilities that can be obtained through a range of permissions that apps may request and users can grant those apps when being installed. Unfortunately, the current documentation of this security architecture is not very well described, and the existing documentation is sometimes incomplete and contradictory, leading to possible vulnerabilities that malicious apps could exploit.

In this thesis project, the student should compile a detailed and comprehensive description of the current state of the art in Android’s security architecture. The thesis should explain the range of possible attack vectors that the architecture successfully prevents, and what mechanisms it uses to prevent them.

The thesis should list the range of existing permissions, their interdependencies, and how programs use those permissions in practice.

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-- Eric

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