Android permission recommendation using transitive Bayesian inference model

Bahman Rashidi, Carol Fung, Anh Nguyen, Tam Vu

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Abstract

In current Android architecture, users have to decide whether an app is safe to use or not. Technical-savvy users can make correct decisions to avoid unnecessary privacy breach. However, most users may have difficulty to make correct decisions. DroidNet is an Android permission recommendation framework based on crowdsourcing. In this framework, DroidNet runs new apps under probation mode without granting their permission requests up-front. It provides recommendations on whether to accept or reject the permission requests based on decisions from peer expert users. To seek expert users, we propose an expertise rating algorithm using transitional Bayesian inference model. The recommendation is based on the aggregated expert responses and its confidence level. Our evaluation results demonstrate that given sufficient number of experts in the network, DroidNet can provide accurate recommendations and cover majority of app requests given a small coverage from a small set of initial experts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Security - 21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2016, Proceedings
EditorsSokratis Katsikas, Catherine Meadows, Ioannis Askoxylakis, Sotiris Ioannidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages477-497
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783319457437
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2016 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Sep 26 2016Sep 30 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9878 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period09/26/1609/30/16

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