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Android Security, Pitfalls, Lessons Learned and BYOD

Liebergeld, Steffen; Lange, Matthias

Forschungsberichte der Fakultät IV - Elektrotechnik und Informatik / Technische Universität Berlin

Over the last two years Android became the most popular mobile operating system. But Android is also targeted by an over-proportional share of malware. In this paper we systematize the knowledge about the Android security mechanisms and formulate how the pitfalls can be avoided when building a mobile operating system. As smartphones enter the corporate domain, a new scheme called bring your own device (BYOD) became popular. One solution is to logically partition the device such that personal and business information are isolated from one another. We systematize the solutions for partitioning in Android.