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2012

Detecting repackaged smartphone applications in third-party android marketplaces

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Detecting repackaged smartphone applications in third-party android marketplaces
Recent years have witnessed incredible popularity and adoption of smartphones and mobile devices, which is accompanied by large amount and wide variety of feature-rich smartphone applications. These smartphone applications (or apps), typically organized in different application marketplaces, can be conveniently browsed by mobile users and then simply clicked to install on a variety of mobile devices. In practice, besides the official marketplaces from platform vendors (e.g., Google and Apple), a number of third-party alternative marketplaces have also been created to host thousands of apps (e.g., to meet regional or localization needs). To maintain and foster a hygienic smartphone app ecosystem, there is a need for each third-party marketplace to offer quality apps to mobile users. In this paper, we perform a systematic study on six popular Android-based third-party marketplaces. Among them, we find a common “in-the-wild” practice of repackaging legitimate apps (from the offici...
Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang, Peng Ning
Added 20 Apr 2012
Updated 20 Apr 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where CODASPY
Authors Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang, Peng Ning
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