Bio: My name is Anam Fatima and I am pursuing M.Tech(specialisation in Cyber Security) from Centre For Advanced Studies, AKTU, Lucknow. I did my B.Tech from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow in 2013 and have been working as full-stack JAVA developer at a MNC since 2013. My area of interest is Secure App development and would like to explore other areas of security such as Blockchain.
Abstract: The massive popularity and nearly 88%global market share of Android devices has made apps more vulnerable to targeted security attacks. Quick Heal Security Labs detected over 1 million Android malware in 2017. The proliferation of fake apps has been one of the biggest mobile security concerns in 2017. In addition, downloading apps from third-party app stores makes it easier for mobile malware writers to attack the Android devices. Most malicious apps can compromise the personal and sensitive information of users. Android security is built on a permission-based mechanism and hence it is very important for users to carefully observe the permissions an App asks. In this internship, I will be working on developing an Android app which will help in characterisation and detection of malicious Apps on the devicebased on permissions.