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Information Disclosure Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Fabian BernerEmail author
  • Johannes Sametinger
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1062)

Abstract

The detection of information disclosure attacks, i.e. the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive data, is a dynamic research field. The disclosure of sensitive data can be detected by various static and dynamic security analysis methods. In the context of Android, dynamic taint-tracking systems like Taintdroid have turned out to be especially promising. Here we present a simulation environment, which is based on existing dynamic taint-tracking systems. It extends these and changes the analysis concept behind the taint-tracking system it uses. While taint-tracking is mainly used for mobile devices running Android, we postulate the importance of detecting information disclosure in any cyber-physical system. In this paper, we explore the detection of information disclosure by simulating devices and monitoring the information flows inside and among the devices.

Keywords

Information disclosure Mobile computing Taint-tracking 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work has partially been supported by the LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab funded by the State of Upper Austria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Informatics, LIT Secure and Correct Systems LabJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria

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