Date Added: Apr 2013
With more than 500 million of activations reported in Q3 2012, Android mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous and trends confirm this is unlikely to slow down. App stores, such as Google Play, drive the entire economy of mobile applications. Unfortunately, high turnovers and access to sensitive data have soon attracted the interests of cyber-criminals too with malware now hitting Android devices at an alarmingly rising pace. In this paper, the authors present Copper-Droid, an approach built on top of QEMU to automatically perform out-of-the-box dynamic behavioral analysis of An-droid malware.