Title

Android device hacking tricks and countermeasures

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Khulood Al Zaabi, Zayed University

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2016 IEEE International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensic, ICCCF 2016

Publication Date

11-9-2016

Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. Cybercrimes have increased against Android devices due to the increased usage of Instant Messaging, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Webcam Applications that are built into the Android device, resulting in invasion of the victim's privacy. The existing studies demonstrate how to utilize the vulnerabilities of the Android device; however, none have proposed a comprehensive study highlighting the hacking tricks and their countermeasures. This study demonstrates how to discover and fully control the Android device using existing tools. Furthermore, it proposes a novel GPS Tracking Application. The purpose of this research is twofold: 1. To demonstrate how to disclose the victim's sensitive information after performing diverse hacking tricks; and 2. To implement countermeasures for each Android hacking tricks. The author believe that such a scenario is needed for implementing awareness among Android device users. Also, it shows Android and Instant Messaging Application developers to mitigate existing vulnerabilities, thereby enhancing security levels.

ISBN

9781509060962

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Last Page

10

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Android Hacking, Android Hacking Tools, Android Hacking Tricks, Countermeasures, GPS Hacking, WhatsApp Hacking

Scopus ID

85004073297

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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