Google android: An updated security review

Yuval Fledel, Asaf Shabtai, Dennis Potashnik, Yuval Elovici

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Among the most significant smartphone operating systems that have arisen recently is Google’s Android framework. Google’s Android is a software framework for mobile communication devices. The Android framework includes an operating system, middleware and a set of key applications. Designed as open, programmable, networked devices, Android is vulnerable to various types of threats. This paper provides a security assessment of the Android framework and the security mechanisms incorporated into it. In addition, a review of recent academic and commercial solutions in the area of smartphone security in general and Android in particular is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Computing, Applications, and Services - 2nd International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMartin Griss, Guang Yang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783642293351
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 201028 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume76 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara


  • Android
  • Google
  • Mobile devices
  • Security


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