F. Berner, J. Sametinger: Dynamic Taint-Tracking: Directions for Future Research, in SECRYPT 2019 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Prague, Czech Republic, July 26-28, 2019 presentation


Detection of unauthorized disclosure of sensitive data is a dynamic research field. We can protect sensitive data on mobile devices through various commercial, open source and academic approaches. Taint-tracking systems represent one of the approaches to detect information disclosure attacks. In this paper, we give an overview of taint-tracking systems for Android. We discuss the systems and their shortcomings. The contribution of this paper is to provide an overview of taint-tracking systems and to reveal directions for future research.