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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering