WifiLeaks: Underestimated Privacy Implications of the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE Android Permission

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Achara , Jagdish Prasad; Cunche , Mathieu; Roca , Vincent; Francillon , Aurélien;
(2014)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) leakage | [ INFO.INFO-MC ] Computer Science [cs]/Mobile Computing | Wi-Fi related data | Privacy | [ INFO.INFO-CR ] Computer Science [cs]/Cryptography and Security [cs.CR] | User survey | Static and Dynamic Analysis of Applications | Android Permissions

A short version has been accepted for publication in: 7th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WISEC'14) Oxford, United Kingdom, July 23rd -- 25th 2014; On Android, users can choose to install an application, or not, based on the permi... View more
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