Acta Scientific Computer Sciences

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Evaluation of Static Analysis Tools for Mobile App Security

Ayush Maharjan1,2, Nahida Sultana Chowdhury1,2* and Rajeev R Raje2

1Modern Software Engineering, DMI, USA
2Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA

*Corresponding Author: Nahida Sultana Chowdhury, Software Engineer, DMI, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Received: December 13, 2021; Published: January 18, 2022


With the large number of Android apps available in app stores such as Google Play, it has become increasingly challenging to find the secure Apps. Therefore, it is very important for users to consider the security and privacy issues while selecting an app from any public app store. Many static analysis tools can identify security and privacy-related vulnerabilities in any mobile app code by highlighting potential flaws, often offering examples to resolve these flaws, and may even modify the code to remove the susceptibilities. This paper empirically compares three publicly available static analysis tools for Android Apps and investigates their pros and cons using the Ghera benchmark.

Keywords: Static Code Analysis; Android; Mobile App; Security; Privacy


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Citation: Nahida Sultana Chowdhury., et al. “Evaluation of Static Analysis Tools for Mobile App Security". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 4.2 (2022): 37-43.


Copyright: © 2022 Nahida Sultana Chowdhury., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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