Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Computer Science

Project Advisor 1

Robert McGrail

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The growing popularity of Android devices has made them an increasing target for malicious apps. Of course, a malicious app is most effective when a user is not aware of its intent. Therefore, they often take the form of ostensibly benign, helpful, and, for that matter, free applications. Our goal is to discover how common this is among free camera applications. Camera applications are a good test case because they ought to be very simple. This paper uses static analysis on the Dalvik byte code of camera applications to search for certain characteristics or identify applications that demonstrate behavior that is not expected by the user.

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