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P2057
Android OS Security Issues - the operator's view
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For further information please contact:

Adam Kapovits
Programme Manager
Eurescom
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information

What is this Project about?

The nature of the Android OS allows the users and application developers to assume full control over the device, such that also attacks on the operator’s network are possible. Although currently all impacts on the operator’s network is caused rather by poorly written applications and fast dormancy issues, the framework makes it easy for malicious entities to attack the network and cause trouble.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

The study aims at developing a set of recommendations on how to address and possibly solve the security concerns and thus safeguard operator’s interests.

Project Results
Deliverable Title  No Issue date
Identification and ranking of security and privacy issues of major concern for the involved operators – slides D1 March 2011
Agreement on basic strategy by what means the threats could be best addressed (e.g. partnering, own efforts etc) D2 April 2011
Final report: Android OS security issues – identified threats and proposed counter actions D3 June 2011
Final presentation: Android OS security issues – identified threats and proposed counter actions – slides D4 July 2011