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Privacy and Security risks in Mobile Ad Libraries

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  1. Joseph Eckstrom Privacy and Security risks in Mobile Ad Libraries

  2. The issue • A Dr. XuxianJiang at NCSU studied 100,000 apps and the ad libraries that they used. He made some unsettling discoveries. • These apps obviously pose a serious security risk.

  3. Decision-Making Process • Step 1: • App developers are opening the door to malware and hackers. • Step 2: • The user and the developer are the main parties. • Step 3: • Three possible options are to, • 1: Disallow all ads in mobile apps. • 2: Force developers to filter malicious ads. • 3: Leave it to Google and Apple to protect their systems.

  4. Decision-Making Process (2) • Step 4: • Anyone developing a mobile application should abide by this solution. • Step 5: • This solution seems like the natural solution, and seems balanced between the parties. • Step 6: • App Developers may not be happy with it, but most will agree.

  5. Decision-Making Process (3) • Step 7: • I feel completely committed to this solution. • Step 8: • This solution leans towards pragmatism.

  6. ACM Code Application • 1.2: Avoid Harm to Others • Possibly 1.7: Respect the Privacy of Others • 2.5: Give comprehensive and thorough evaluations of computer systems and their impacts, including analysis of possible risks.

  7. References • Shipman, Matt. "Study: Including Ads in Mobile Apps Poses Privacy, Security Risks." NC State News. NC State University, 19 Mar. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2012. <http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-jiang-app-ads/>. • Barger, Robert N. Computer Ethics, A Case-Based Approach. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 2008. Print.