2017 11th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017), September 4–8, 2017, Paderborn, Germany

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2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on App Market Analytics (WAMA 2017)
Workshop WAMA
Understanding the Security Management of Global Third-Party Android Marketplaces
Yuta Ishii, Takuya Watanabe, Fumihiro Kanei, Yuta Takata, Eitaro Shioji, Mitsuaki Akiyama, Takeshi Yagi, Bo Sun, and Tatsuya Mori
(Waseda University, Japan; NTT, Japan)
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Abstract: As an open platform, Android enables the introduction of a variety of third-party marketplaces in which developers can provide mo- bile apps that are not provided in the official marketplace. Since the initial release of Android OS in 2008, many third-party app marketplaces have been launched all over the world. e diversity of which leads us to the following research question: are these third- party marketplaces securely managed? is work aims to answer this question through a large-scale empirical study. We collected more than 4.7 million Android apps from 27 third-party market- places, including ones that had not previously been studied in the research community, and analyzed them to study their security measures. Based on the results, we also a empt to quantify the security index of these marketplaces.


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