Real-Time Monitoring of Privacy Abuses and Intrusion Detection in Android System

  • Shancang LiEmail author
  • Junhua Chen
  • Theodoros Spyridopoulos
  • Panagiotis Andriotis
  • Robert Ludwiniak
  • Gordon Russell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9190)


In this paper, we investigated the definition of privacy, privacy abuse behaviours, and the privacy abuse in Android systems, which may be very useful for identifying the malicious apps from ’normal’ apps. We also investigated the injection technology, service binding, and service proxy in Android system, which are widely used by normal apps to steal privacy information. A real-time monitoring system (app) is developed on Android system to monitor potential privacy data abuse. The app is able to monitor permission requests for all installed apps as well as analyse the potential privacy abuse behaviors.


Mobile Device Service Manager Short Message Service Proxy Service Original Service 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This work was partially supported by the European Unions Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme “Illegal Use of Internet” - ISEC 2010 Action Grants (HOME/ 2010/ISEC/AG/INT-002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shancang Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Junhua Chen
    • 2
  • Theodoros Spyridopoulos
    • 2
  • Panagiotis Andriotis
    • 2
  • Robert Ludwiniak
    • 1
  • Gordon Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingEdinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Cryptography GroupUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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