Analysing Data Security Requirements of Android Mobile Banking Application

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11317)


Mobile banking applications are at high risk of cyber attacks due to security vulnerabilities in their application design and underlying operating systems. The Inter-Process Communication mechanism in Android enables applications to communicate, share data and reuse functionality between them. However, if used incorrectly, it can become an attack surface, which allows malicious applications to exploit devices and compromise sensitive financial information. In this research, we focused on addressing the intent vulnerabilities by applying a hybrid fuzzing testing technique to analyze the data security requirements of native Android financial applications. The system first automatically constructs an application behavior model and later apply hybrid fuzzing to the model to analyze the data leak vulnerabilities. Testing results help to discover the unknown exploitable entry points in the applications under test.


Android Intent Fuzzing Security testing Data leaks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems Security ManagementConcordia University of EdmontonEdmontonCanada

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