Not so great expectations: Why application markets haven't failed security

Patrick McDaniel, William Enck

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Applications markets are the primary software distribution method for mobile devices. While many consumers expect these centralized repositories to provide security guarantees for content, they don't. Even so, the authors argue that markets haven't failed security; rather, the expectations placed on them are unreasonable. In this article, they discuss the limitations of enforcing security within application markets and propose several directions for improving the overall state of market security without limiting markets' benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5601494
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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