Ensuring Privacy in the Android OS by Hooking Methods in Its API
Keywords:Security, Privacy, Application, Android, Xposed, Hooking Functions
AbstractThe paper presents a mean to ensure security and privacy on Android devices available at the moment by applying a need to know principle for information that the installed applications can access. The presented method requires root access and an Open Source framework that allows hooking functions in the Android system, called Xposed, to be installed.
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