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Android malware attacks and countermeasures: Current and future directions

Raveendranath, Rahul; Anoop, Venkiteswaran R; Babu, Joseph; Datta, Soumya Kanti

ICCICCT 2014, International Conference on Control, Instrumentation, Communication and Computational Technologies, 10-11 July 2014, Tamilnadu, India

Smartphones are rising in popularity as well as becoming more sophisticated over recent years. This popularity coupled with the fact that smartphones contain a lot of private user data is causing a proportional rise in different malwares for the platform. In this paper we analyze and classify state-of-theart malware techniques and their countermeasures. The paper also reports a novel method for malware development and novel attack techniques such as mobile botnets, usage pattern based attacks and repackaging attacks. The possible countermeasures are also proposed. Then a detailed analysis of one of the proposed novel malware methods is explained. Finally the paper concludes by summarizing the paper.

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Title:Android malware attacks and countermeasures: Current and future directions
Keywords:Android; Security threats; Countermeasures; Malware; Permissions
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:4358
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+4358, doi = {}, year = {2014}, title = {{A}ndroid malware attacks and countermeasures: {C}urrent and future directions}, author = {{R}aveendranath, {R}ahul and {A}noop, {V}enkiteswaran {R} and {B}abu, {J}oseph and {D}atta, {S}oumya {K}anti}, booktitle = {{ICCICCT} 2014, {I}nternational {C}onference on {C}ontrol, {I}nstrumentation, {C}ommunication and {C}omputational {T}echnologies, 10-11 {J}uly 2014, {T}amilnadu, {I}ndia}, address = {{T}amilnadu, {INDIA}}, month = {07}, url = {} }
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