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Malware Detection Techniques in Android

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 17
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Pallavi Kaushik
Amit Jain
10.5120/21794-5166

Pallavi Kaushik and Amit Jain. Article: Malware Detection Techniques in Android. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(17):22-26, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Pallavi Kaushik and Amit Jain},
	title = {Article: Malware Detection Techniques in Android},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {17},
	pages = {22-26},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Mobile Phones have become an important need of today. The term mobile phone and smart phone are almost identical now -a-days. Smartphone market is booming with very high speed. Smartphones have gained such a huge popularity due to wide range of capabilities they offer. Currently android platform is leading the smartphone market. Android has gained an overnight popularity and became the top OS among its competitor OS. This eminence attracted malware authors as well. As android is an open source platform, it seems quite easy for malware authors to fulfill their illicit intentions. In this paper a new technique will be introduced to detect malware. This technique detects malware in android applications through machine learning classifier by using both static and dynamic analysis. This technique does not rely on malware signatures for static analysis but instead android permission model is used. Under dynamic analysis, system call tracing is performed. Using both static and dynamic techniques along with machine learning provides all in one solution for malware detection. The technique used by us is tested on various benign samples collected from official android market (Google Play Store) and on various malicious applications.

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