Detecting Android Malware on Network Level

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Provided by: University of Calgary
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
As Android OS establishes itself as the primary platform on Smartphone's, a substantial increase in malware targeted at Android devices is being ob-served in the wild. While anti-virus software is available, and Android limits applications to user approved permissions, many users remain unaware of the threat posed by malware and of actual infections on their devices. In this paper, the authors explore techniques to enable mobile network operators to detect Android malware and violations of user privacy through network traffic analysis.
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