Poster: What Can Review with Security Concern Tell Us before Installing Apps?

Sangho Lee, Daekwon Pi, Junho Jang, Huy Kang Kim

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Abstract

Providing pertinent information to potential users about security concerns drawn from user feedback is essential to enhance the security level of the entire mobile ecosystem. According to a usable security survey, star ratings and reviews can help users' download and permission decisions. However, many apps have security problems with a high star rating. To confirm this problem, we build a dataset by collecting 56,439,878 star ratings and reviews for 8,999 popular game apps on Google Play Store. This study proposes a model using an active learning method that distinguishes Review with Security Concern (RSC) from user reviews. As a result, we find the star rating and RSC have a very weak correlation (Pearson correlation value -0.2949). Thus, it shows that the current star rating system does not reflect users' security concerns and needs improvements to deliver a more practical metric before installing an app by users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages70-71
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394239
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept 11
Event2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2022 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2022 Sept 112022 Sept 15

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period22/9/1122/9/15

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Keywords

  • active learning
  • Convolutional Neural Network
  • Natural Language Processing
  • security and privacy concern
  • star rating
  • user feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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