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Technical Reports: CMU-CyLab-11-023

Title:Trustworthy Execution on Mobile Devices: What security properties can my mobile platform give me?
Authors:Amit Vasudevan, Emmanuel Owusu, Zongwei Zhou, James Newsome, and Jonathan McCune
Publication Date:November 16, 2011


We are now in the post-PC era, yet our mobile devices are insecure. We consider the different stake-holders in today’s mobile device ecosystem, and analyze why widely-deployed hardware security primitives on mobile device platforms are inaccessible to application developers and end-users. We systematize existing proposals for leveraging such primitives, and show that they can indeed strengthen the security properties available to applications and users, all without reducing the properties currently enjoyed by OEMs and network carriers. We also highlight shortcomings of existing proposals and make recommendations for future research that may yield practical, deployable results.

Full Report: CMU-CyLab-11-023

Related Project : Trustworthy Execution Environments on Mobile Devices