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Provably Secure APK Redevelopment Authorization Scheme in the Standard Model

Daofeng Li1,3,*, Mingxing Luo2, Bowen Zhao1,3, Xiangdong Che4

School of Computer, Electrical and information, Guang Xi University, Nanning, 530004, China.
Information Security and National Computing Grid Laboratory, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 610031, China.
Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Multimedia Communications and Information Processing, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China.
School of Information Security & Applied Computing, College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, 48197, USA.

* Corresponding Author: Daofeng Li. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2018, 56(3), 447-465. 10.3970/cmc.2018.03692


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.


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Li, D., Luo, M., Zhao, B., Che, X. (2018). Provably secure APK redevelopment authorization scheme in the standard model. Computers, Materials & Continua, 56(3), 447-465. 10.3970/cmc.2018.03692
Vancouver Style
Li D, Luo M, Zhao B, Che X. Provably secure APK redevelopment authorization scheme in the standard model. Comput Mater Contin. 2018;56(3):447-465 10.3970/cmc.2018.03692
IEEE Style
D. Li, M. Luo, B. Zhao, and X. Che "Provably Secure APK Redevelopment Authorization Scheme in the Standard Model," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 447-465. 2018. 10.3970/cmc.2018.03692

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