Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 74, Issue 5, pp 1541–1555 | Cite as

Authentication of mobile applications through various local distributors

  • Kyusuk Han
  • Taeshik ShonEmail author


Trends in software distribution indicate a rapid change in an online application market. Current smartphones enable users to easily install various applications that are purchased from the online market using their phone. In addition, the openness of the Android system even allows users to choose from various online markets. Because such openness also invokes critical threats such as malware and illegal use, several online markets employ strong authentication techniques. However, such methods can also inconvenience valid users. In this paper, we discuss such problems and propose the concept of an authentication model that makes purchased applications available in most cases.


Security Authentication Availability 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (No. 2012R1A1A1010667).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Division of Information and Computer Engineering College of Information TechnologyAjou UniversitySuwonSouth Korea

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