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Boxify: Bringing Full-Fledged App Sandboxing to Stock Android
Michael Backes, Sven Bugiel, Oliver Schranz, and Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky
Boxify is the first concept for full-fledged app sandboxing on stock Android. Building on app virtualization and process-based privilege separation, Boxify eliminates the necessity to modify the code of monitored apps or the device’s firmware and thereby overcomes the existing legal concerns and deployment problems of prior approaches. As such, Boxify is a powerful tool for realizing privacy-protecting solutions on Android. In this article, we explain the Boxify concept and illustrate how it can benefit users in protecting their privacy on Android.