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Evaluation of the Android Third-party stores: Specifically on the risks of Androidapplication
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Evaluation of the Android Third-party stores : Specifically on the risks of Android application (English)
Abstract [en]

Android is an open source mobile operating system contributed by Google. In general,

Google Play is the most secure place to download the mobile applications for

Android system. [1] Products from this website are surely safe promised by Google

Company. But there are many other third-party app stores around the world offering

similar software. One incentive for them is that the security policy on different platforms

varies a lot, and Android developers are free to distribute apps in any intended

ways, which leads to a certain risk in the assorted stores such as malware. Therefore,

it is crucial to know which application store can be trusted from the various app

stores. [2]

To support our research, a tool named APK Safety Test is developed to compare

the APK files from different application stores with the version on Google Play. In

this study, nine stores around the world are chosen and 20 various applications from

them are checked in real-time by using the tool.

From this research, people can learn the different risk how can be detected. Furthermore,

this paper analyzes the result of risks how to affect the applications.

Keywords: Android application, Android Stores, APK files, Risk

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Android application, Android Stores, APK files, Risk
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56678OAI: diva2:972682
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Network Security Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-09-22 Created: 2016-09-22 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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