Demo: Enabling trusted stores for Android

Yury Zhauniarovich, Olga Gadyatskaya, Bruno Crispo

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Abstract

In the Android ecosystem, the process of verifying the integrity of downloaded apps is left to the user. Different from other systems, e.g., Apple App Store, Google does not provide any certified vetting process for the Android apps. This choice has a lot of advantages but it is also the open door to possible attacks as the recent one shown by Bluebox. To address this issue, this demo presents how to enable the deployment of application certification service, we called TruStore, for the Android platform. In our approach, the TruStore client enabled on the end-user device ensures that only the applications, which have been certified by the TruStore server, are installed on the user smartphone. We envisage trusted markets (TruStore servers, which can be, e.g., corporate application markets) that guarantee security by enabling an application vetting process. The TruStore infrastructure maintains the open nature of the Android ecosystem and requires minor modifications to Android stack. Moreover, it is backward-compatible and transparent for developers, and does not change the application management process on a device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Pages1345-1347
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2013
Event2013 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2013 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 Nov 20138 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Conference

Conference2013 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2013
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period4/11/138/11/13

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Keywords

  • android
  • application markets
  • trusted installation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Zhauniarovich, Y., Gadyatskaya, O., & Crispo, B. (2013). Demo: Enabling trusted stores for Android. In CCS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (pp. 1345-1347). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security). https://doi.org/10.1145/2508859.2512496