Automated Detection and Analysis for Android Ransomware

  • Tianda Yang, Yu Yang, Kai Qian, Dan Chia-Tien Lo, Ying Qian, Lixin Tao
  • Published 2015 in 2015 IEEE 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security, and 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems


Along with the rapid growth of new science and technology, the functions of smartphones become more and more powerful. Nevertheless, everything has two aspects. Smartphones bring so much convenience for people and also bring the security risks at the same time. Malicious application has become a big threat to the mobile security. Thus, an efficiency security analysis and detection method is important and necessary. Due to attacking of malicious application, user could not use smartphone normally and personal information could be stolen. What is worse, attacking proliferation will impact the healthy growth of the mobile Internet industry. To limit the growing speed of malicious application, the first thing we need to know what malicious application is and how to deal with. Detecting and analyzing their behaviors helps us deeply understand the attacking principle such that we can take effective countermeasures against malicious application. This article describes the basic Android component and manifest, the reason that Android is prevalent and why attacking came in. This paper analyzed and penetrated malicious ransom ware which threats mobile security now with our developed automated analysis approach for such mobile malware detection.


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