Stephen Quirolgico, Jeffrey M. Voas, David R. Kuhn
Billions of copies of apps for mobile devices have been purchased in recent years. With this growth, however, comes an increase in the spread of potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities. Because of an app's low cost and high proliferation, the threat of these vulnerabilities could be far greater than that of traditional computers. Thus, purchasing organizations or third-party labs should vet the apps before selling them, and consumers need to understand the risks of apps and the prospects for ensuring their security.