Visualizations and Switching Mechanisms for Security Zones

Publication, 2013


P. Riedl, R. Mayrhofer, K. Phillip, A. Möller, M. Koelle, M. Kranz - Visualizations and Switching Mechanisms for Security Zones - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013, pp. 278-281


The ongoing evolution of mobile phones to “pocket comput- ers” generated a demand for more and more applications to be ported to the mobile phone. Because a full security assessment for a whole mobile operating system would be prohibitively costly, currently security critical applications can not be implemented. We address this challenge by in- troducing security zones to enable applications with high se- curity demands like driving licenses, health insurance cards, or passports on mobile phones. This zone concept creates the need for visualization of the current zone and a way to switch between zones. In this paper we discuss several possible ways of achieving this.