Mobile Permissions

Mobile devices, namely smartphones allow users to perform several actions from the basic phone call, the use of geo-location services and even processing payments. Though how are mobile applications able to perform so many actions on behalf of a user? What really happens when a user gives an application permission to use device services? Join us in this talk as we dive deep on different user-facing mobile permissions, learn about the potential risks of accepting permissions, and walk through cases studies of how device permissions could serve as potential risks to the end user.

By the end of this session, you will have learned:

  • The differences between Android and iOS device permissions
  • What device permissions are typically asked of mobile device users?
  • How asking for too many permissions might put the end user at risk?
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