Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
3512
Title:
A usability Analysis of Privacy-preserving mobile applications through crowd sourcing
Supervisor:
Guillaume Jourjon
Research Area:
Privacy, Mobile Computing, Security
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Salil Kanhere
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS SE
Group Suitable:
No
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
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Description:
Smartphones security/privacy research has been active and productive since the inception of app markets. A number of projects seeking to protect users privacy have developed privacy-preserving tools and control applications.
These tools are designed to detect possible information leakage and generally notify users when potential sensitive information is accessed by any installed application.
Even though today, there is a lot of discussion about users expectations for more privacy preserving applications, control tools are not widely deployed. In this project, we aim at understanding the main barriers towards the deployment of privacy controller applications. The objective is to use crowd sourcing to capture users' expectations and to analyse user behaviour with respect to privacy beaches in mobile environments.
Comments:
The student will work closely with researchers in the NICTA Networks Research Group. The project will be primarily based at the NICTA ATP laboratory, where the work environment is a group comprised of junior and senior research staff, and PhD students. IT support and resources will be provided by NICTA.
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