Android-based Cryptocurrency Wallets: Attacks and Countermeasures

Cong Li, Daojing He, Shihao Li, Sencun Zhu, Sammy Chan, Yao Cheng

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Abstract

The security of cryptocurrency wallets is directly related to the security of personal assets. However, due to the design defects of mobile operating system and cryptocurrency wallets, security incidents of cryptocurrency wallets occur frequently, causing irreversible losses to users' assets or privacy. In this paper, we study the security risks of Android-based cryptocurrency wallets. We establish the adversary model, analyze the attack surface originated from the Android OS, and demonstrate several attack vectors by conducting experiments on multiple popular cryptocurrency wallets in Google Play Store. Finally, we present several security defense strategies in response to the security risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780738104959
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2020 - Virtual, Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: Nov 2 2020Nov 6 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2020

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2020
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVirtual, Rhodes Island
Period11/2/2011/6/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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