FAIR: Fuzzy Alarming Index Rule for Privacy Analysis in Smartphone Apps

Majid Hatamian, Jetzabel Serna, Kai Rannenberg, Bodo Igler

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an approach that aims at increasing individuals’ privacy awareness. We perform a privacy risk assessment of the smartphone applications (apps) installed on a user’s device. We implemented an app behaviour monitoring tool that collects information about access to sensitive resources by each installed app. We then calculate a privacy risk score using a fuzzy logic based approach that considers type, number and frequency of access on resources. The combination of these two concepts provides the user with information about the privacy invasiveness level of the monitored apps. Our approach enables users to make informed privacy decisions, i.e. restrict permissions or report an app based on resource access events. We evaluate our approach by analysing the behaviour of selected apps and calculating their associated privacy score. Initial results demonstrate the applicability of our approach, which allows the comparison of apps by reporting to the user the detected events and the resulting privacy risk score.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, TrustBus 2017, Lyon, France, August 30-31, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsJavier Lopez, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Costas Lambrinoudakis
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerlad
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-18
Number of pages16
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319644837
ISBN (Print)9783319644820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Trust, Privacy & Security in Digital Business - Lyon, France
Duration: 28 Aug 2017 → …
https://www.ds.unipi.gr/trustbus2017/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume10442

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Trust, Privacy & Security in Digital Business
Abbreviated titleTrustBus 2017
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period28/08/17 → …
Internet address

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