Accidental Sensitive Data Leaks Prevention via Formal Verification

Madalina Ciobanu, Fausto Fasano, Fabio Martinelli, Francesco Mercaldo, Antonella Santone

Abstract

Our mobile devices, if compared to their desktop counterpart, store a lot of sensitive and private information. Considering how easily permissions to sensitive and critical resources in the mobile environment are released, for example in Android, sometimes the developer unwittingly causes the leakage of sensitive information, endangering the privacy of users. Starting from these considerations, in this paper we propose a method aimed to automatically localise the code where there is the possibility of information leak. In a nutshell, we discuss a method aimed to check whether a sensitive information is processed in a way that violates specific rules. We employ code instrumentation to annotate sensitive data exploiting model checking technique. To show the effectiveness of the proposed method a case study is presented.

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in Harvard Style

Ciobanu M., Fasano F., Martinelli F., Mercaldo F. and Santone A. (2020). Accidental Sensitive Data Leaks Prevention via Formal Verification.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ForSE, ISBN 978-989-758-399-5, pages 825-834. DOI: 10.5220/0009380608250834


in Bibtex Style

@conference{forse20,
author={Madalina Ciobanu and Fausto Fasano and Fabio Martinelli and Francesco Mercaldo and Antonella Santone},
title={Accidental Sensitive Data Leaks Prevention via Formal Verification},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ForSE,},
year={2020},
pages={825-834},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009380608250834},
isbn={978-989-758-399-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ForSE,
TI - Accidental Sensitive Data Leaks Prevention via Formal Verification
SN - 978-989-758-399-5
AU - Ciobanu M.
AU - Fasano F.
AU - Martinelli F.
AU - Mercaldo F.
AU - Santone A.
PY - 2020
SP - 825
EP - 834
DO - 10.5220/0009380608250834