Provably secure APK redevelopment authorization scheme in the standard model
Information Security and Applied Computing
Computers, Materials & Continua
The secure issues of APK are very important in Android applications. In order to solve potential secure problems and copyrights issues in redevelopment of APK files, in this paper we propose a new APK redevelopment mechanism (APK-SAN). By exploring sanitizable signature technology, APK-SAN allows the original developer to authorize specified modifier who can redevelop the designated source code of APK files. Our scheme does not require interactions between the developer and modifiers. It can reduce the communication overhead and computational overhead for developers. Especially, the signature of redeveloped APK files is valid and maintains the copyrights. The proposed APK-SAN signature can effectively protect the security of the redeveloped APK files and copyrights of the developer and modifier.
Link to Published Version
Li, D., Luo, M., Zhao, B., & Che, X. (2018). Provably secure APK redevelopment authorization scheme in the standard model. Computers, Materials & Continua, 56(3). https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2018.03692