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FoxIT: Enhancing Mobile Users' Privacy Behavior by Increasing Knowledge and Awareness [to appear]

Gerber, Nina ; Gerber, Paul ; Drews, Hannah ; Kirchner, Elisa ; Schlegel, Noah ; Schmidt, Tim ; Scholz, Lena (2017)
FoxIT: Enhancing Mobile Users' Privacy Behavior by Increasing Knowledge and Awareness [to appear].
Orlando, Florida
doi: 10.1145/3167996.3167999
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

Albeit offering many benefits, smartphones can pose a severe privacy threat to users. While some users might simply be not aware of privacy issues, others are highly motivated to protect their data, but lack the ability and knowledge to do so. We developed an Android-based application called &quot;FoxIT&quot;, which provides users with several education modules as well as a static smartphone and app&nbsp; permission analysis to increase both, privacy awareness and knowledge of mobile users. We conducted a first evaluation of FoxIT in a twoweek field study with 31 users and were able to show that use of FoxIT not only leads to increased privacy awareness, but also improves knowledge about privacy related topics. Participants also<br />reported to have improved the privacy conditions on their smartphone, actively informed themselves about privacy related topics, and prompted others to protect their data after using FoxIT. Our results indicate that it might be a promising approach to improve mobile users’ privacy behavior by raising awareness and providing background information about privacy related topics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Gerber, Nina ; Gerber, Paul ; Drews, Hannah ; Kirchner, Elisa ; Schlegel, Noah ; Schmidt, Tim ; Scholz, Lena
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: FoxIT: Enhancing Mobile Users' Privacy Behavior by Increasing Knowledge and Awareness [to appear]
Language: English
Date: December 2017
Publisher: ACM
Book Title: Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust
Event Location: Orlando, Florida
DOI: 10.1145/3167996.3167999
Abstract:

Albeit offering many benefits, smartphones can pose a severe privacy threat to users. While some users might simply be not aware of privacy issues, others are highly motivated to protect their data, but lack the ability and knowledge to do so. We developed an Android-based application called &quot;FoxIT&quot;, which provides users with several education modules as well as a static smartphone and app&nbsp; permission analysis to increase both, privacy awareness and knowledge of mobile users. We conducted a first evaluation of FoxIT in a twoweek field study with 31 users and were able to show that use of FoxIT not only leads to increased privacy awareness, but also improves knowledge about privacy related topics. Participants also<br />reported to have improved the privacy conditions on their smartphone, actively informed themselves about privacy related topics, and prompted others to protect their data after using FoxIT. Our results indicate that it might be a promising approach to improve mobile users’ privacy behavior by raising awareness and providing background information about privacy related topics.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Mobile privacy, App permissions, Privacy awareness, Privacy Education, Privacy enhancing technologies (PETs)
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2017-0318
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 18:41
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2019 21:20
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