Self-Controllable Mobile App Protection Scheme Based on Binary Code Splitting
Country of Publication
No. of Pages
Mobile apps are booming with the expansion of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, smartwatches, and IoT devices.
As the capabilities of mobile apps and the types of personal information required to run apps have diversified, the need for increased security has grown.
In particular, Android apps are vulnerable to repackaging attacks, so various code protection techniques such as obfuscation and packing have been applied.
However, apps protected with these techniques can also be disabled with static and dynamic analyses.
In recent years, instead of using such application level protection techniques, a number of approaches have been adopted to monitor the behavior of apps at the platform level.
However, in these cases, not only incompatibility of system software due to platform modification, but also self-control functionality cannot be provided at the user level and is very inconvenient.
Therefore, in this paper we propose an app protection scheme that can split a part of the app code, store it in a separate IoT device, and self-control the split code through the partial app.
In the proposed scheme, the partial app is executed only when it matches the split code stored in the IoT device.
It does not require complicated encryption techniques to protect the code like the existing schemes.
It also provides solutions to the parameter dependency and register reallocation issues that must be considered when implementing the proposed code splitting scheme.
Finally, we present and analyze the results of experimenting the proposed scheme on real devices.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Kim, Sungtae& Park, Taeyong& Jeon, Geochang& Yi, Jeong Hyun. 2020. Self-Controllable Mobile App Protection Scheme Based on Binary Code Splitting. Mobile Information Systems،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-11.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Kim, Sungtae…[et al.]. Self-Controllable Mobile App Protection Scheme Based on Binary Code Splitting. Mobile Information Systems No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-11.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Kim, Sungtae& Park, Taeyong& Jeon, Geochang& Yi, Jeong Hyun. Self-Controllable Mobile App Protection Scheme Based on Binary Code Splitting. Mobile Information Systems. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-11.
Includes bibliographical references
Arab Citation & Impact Factor "Arcif"
Largest Arabic Database of Citations Analysis for the Arabic Scholarly Journals Issued in Arab World.