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Cyber Center Researchers Demonstrate the First Application-level Anonymizer for Android

November 3, 2014

IdentiDroid supports two different privacy mechanisms. The first mechanism shadows user and application data, device  information,  and  resources  that  can  reveal  the  user  identity. Data  shadowing  is  executed  when  the user switches the smartphone to the "anonymous mode". Once the smartphone returns to work in the normal mode, application data, device information and resources are returned back to the state they had before the anonymous connection. The second mechanism is based on run-time modifications of Android application permissions. Permissions associated with sensitive information are dynamically revoked at run-time from applications when the smartphone is used under the anonymous mode. They are re-installed back when the smartphone returns to work in the normal mode. In addition, both mechanism offer protection from applications that identify their users through traces left in the application's data storage or through the exchange of identifying data messages.


The demo will be presented by Daniel Midi, a CS PhD student affiliated with Cyber Center, at the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS 2014), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 3 - 7, 2014

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