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March 18, 2013

Best Paper Award Presented at CODASPY 2013

Congratulations to Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, and Michael Grace, PhD students, and Dr. Xuxian Jiang, associate professor of computer science, in the NC State University Department of Computer Science; and Dr. Shihong Zou, associate professor of computer science at the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, for winning the Best Paper Award at the Third ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2013) held in San Antonio, TX on February 18-20, 2013.
This is the second year in a row that Jiang and his students have won the Best Paper Award at the CODASPY Conference.
The winning paper, titled “Fast, Scalable Detection of “Piggybacked” Mobile Applications,” presents a fast and scalable approach to detect piggybacked Android applications (“apps”) in existing mobile app marketplaces.  These piggybacked apps add certain unwanted or even destructive payloads on known good apps (e.g., Angry Birds).  When advertised on various mobile app marketplaces, they could pose serious privacy and security risks to unsuspecting mobile users.
CODASPY 2013 is the continuation of the recently launched ACM SIGSAC Annual ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security.  The conference provides a dedicated venue for high-quality research in security and privacy, especially as it pertains to the Internet, smartphones and its cyber infrastructure. 
To read the award-winning paper, click here.
For more information on the CODASPY 2013 conference, click here.


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