Issue No.04 - July-Aug. (2012 vol.10)
Patrick McDaniel , Pennsylvania State University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2012.92
The author explores the security and privacy implications of the now-common industry practice of installing bloatware on phones sold by cellular carriers. Is it merely annoying, or do smartphone users face more serious concerns? Do the economic advantages outweigh the security and privacy concerns?
CarrierIQ, bloatware, smartphone, end-user license agreement
Patrick McDaniel, "Bloatware Comes to the Smartphone", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.10, no. 4, pp. 85-87, July-Aug. 2012, doi:10.1109/MSP.2012.92