Security

MAST: Triage for Market-Scale Mobile Malware Analysis

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Executive Summary

Malware is a pressing concern for mobile application market operators. While current mitigation techniques are keeping pace with the relatively infrequent presence of malicious code, the rapidly increasing rate of application development makes manual and resource intensive automated analysis costly at market-scale. To address this resource imbalance, they present the Mobile Application Security Triage (MAST) architecture, a tool that helps to direct scarce malware analysis resources towards the applications with the greatest potential to exhibit malicious behavior.

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