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The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

March 2014

From Communications of the ACM

TaintDroid: An Information Flow Tracking System For Real-Time Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones


Today's smartphone operating systems frequently fail to provide users with adequate control over and visibility into how third-party applications use their privacy-sensitive data. We address these shortcomings with TaintDroid…

From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: Smartphone Security 'Taint' What It Used to Be

The TaintDroid project takes a runtime taint tracking approach toward analyzing Android apps.