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Seminars & Workshops

Speaker:Byung-Gon Chun , Intel Labs Berkeley
When:2010-12-22 10:00
Place:Room 408, Bldg 302, SNU


Today's smartphone operating systems frequently fail to provide users with adequate control over and visibility into how third-party applications use their private data. In this talk, I will present how we address these shortcomings with TaintDroid. TaintDroid is an efficient, system-wide dynamic taint tracking and analysis system capable of simultaneously tracking multiple sources of sensitive data. TaintDroid provides realtime analysis by leveraging Android's virtualized execution environment. TaintDroid incurs only 14% performance overhead on a CPU-bound micro-benchmark and imposes negligible overhead on interactive third-party applications. Using TaintDroid to monitor the behavior of 30 popular third-party Android applications, we found 68 instances of potential misuse of users' private information across 20 applications. Monitoring sensitive data with TaintDroid provides informed use of third-party applications for phone users and valuable input for smartphone security service firms seeking to identify misbehaving applications. Finally, I will briefly talk about our on-going effort to improve smartphone security.

Short bio

Byung-Gon Chun is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs Berkeley. His research interests are cloud computing, mobile computing with emphasis on smartphones, and secure distributed systems and networks. Prior to that, Chun was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute located at Berkeley. Chun holds a Ph.D. in the Computer Science Division at the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Electronic Engineering Department at Seoul National University, South Korea. He has published papers in prestigious conferences including SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, SIGCOMM, and EuroSys.


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