Understanding Android security

Gregor Robinson, George Weir

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This paper details a survey of Android users in an attempt to shed light on how users perceive the risks associated with app permissions and in- built adware. A series of questions was presented in a Web survey, with results suggesting interesting differences between males and females in installation be- haviour and attitudes toward security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Security, Safety and Sustainability: Tomorrow's Challenges of Cyber Security
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICGS3 2015, 10th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability.
EditorsH Jahankhani, A Carlile, B Akhgar, A. G. Hessami, A Hosseinian-Far
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-23276-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability - GSM London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference10th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • mobile security
  • Android OS
  • user awareness

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