Beacon Alarming: Informed decision-making supporter and privacy risk analyser in Smartphone applications

Majid Hatamian, Jetzabel Serna

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Abstract

We are currently confronting with a large number of Smartphone applications, which are developed for different purposes that on the one hand, may benefit users by easing many of their daily tasks, while on the other hand, may threaten their privacy. An important issue regarding this situation is that, smartphone users are often unaware of the privacy risks or even of the data collected by applications running on their devices. For this reason, it is an essential need to make the users aware of the potential misuses as well as the associated privacy risk consequences. In this paper, we introduce a novel approach called Beacon Alarming. Beacon alarming is introduced as a monitoring and permission manager framework to enhance the users awareness of data gathered by their installed applications. We further expand the functionality of our proposed beacon alarming system by employing fuzzy logic in order to assess the privacy risk score of each of the installed applications taking into consideration the information obtained from beacon alarming module. Accordingly, this innovative method enables users to make more logical and informed decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
EditorsFernando Pescador, Jong-Hyouk Lee, Daniel Díaz Sánchez
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 2017 → …
http://www.icce.org/icce-2017/

Conference

Conference39th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICCE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period8/01/17 → …
Internet address

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