Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Update from Last Week

Hello, hello,

Last week Danny and I met with Dr. Zheng to speak about the abstract. During the Thanksgiving break we revised it and submitted it for the Tapia Conference.

- Eunice.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Update from Last Meeting


Danny and I have been working on a JavaScript script (script,  script?) which displays the risk score for each permission category within the Google Play store. Thus, on our Nov 16 meeting, we discussed how it was implemented and executed. For now, to the abstract-writing!

- Eunice.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In the Past Few Weeks

After midterms halted the productive nature of this project, we have resumed progress and have hit the ground running ever since. From our meeting held in late October, a solid guideline of what needed to be accomplished in November was formed. Since the install process for Android applications is one that would require more time to alter, we have opted to first come up with a working change of the online install interface provided by Google. This interface is also known as the Google Play Store (follow the link to go to the page). Using simple java scripts we hope to very quickly change the listing of apps on the online Play Store to include visual indications of how malicious an app appears based on what permissions that application requests. Having an implementation done by the 16th of November, we may then move on to analyzing users responses to the new interface. A further update will be posted upon the completion of the visual interface that will include pictures! Until then