Mobile Device and App Security
From smartphones and tablets to wearable computers and handheld gaming consoles, mobile devices are pervasive in our personal lives, workplaces and classrooms. Mobile devices are revolutionizing our lives, but threats to data, privacy, and identity posed by unsecured mobile devices are real, and include, according to the Department of Homeland Security, “call interception and monitoring, user location tracking, attackers seeking financial gain through banking fraud, social engineering, ransomware, identity theft, or theft of the device, services, or any sensitive data. This puts at risk not just mobile device users, but the carriers themselves as well as other infrastructure providers.” [i]
Research on mobile device and application security spans the mobile technology ecosystem, including mobile application security, physical device security, network security and beyond. Our researchers on are actively focusing in this area, creating thought leadership that will shape the future of mobile device and application security.
Below, meet UCI’s mobile device and application security researchers, and a selection of research completed and underway, at UCI today.
Selected Research & Publications
Braden, S. Crane, L. Davi, M. Franz, P. Larsen, Ch. Liebchen, and A.-R. Sadeghi; “Leakage-Resilient Layout Randomization for Mobile Devices;” in 2016 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2016),San Diego, California; February 2016. (60 papers accepted out of 389 submissions = 15.4%)
Mahmoud Hammad, Hamid Bagheri, Sam Malek:
DelDroid: An automated approach for determination and enforcement of least-privilege architecture in android. Journal of Systems and Software 149: 83-100(2019)
Alireza Sadeghi, Hamid Bagheri, Joshua Garcia, Sam Malek:
A Taxonomy and Qualitative Comparison of Program Analysis Techniques for Security Assessment of Android Software. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 43(6): 492-530 (2017)