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Wednesday, June 25 • 17:35 - 18:20
Keynote - CopperDroid: On the Reconstruction of Android Malware Behaviors

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Today mobile devices and their application marketplaces drive the entire economy of the mobile landscape. For instance, Android platforms alone have produced staggering revenues exceeding 9 billion USD, which unfortunately attracts cybercriminals with malware now hitting the Android markets at an alarmingly rising pace.

To better understand this slew of threats, in this talk I present CopperDroid, an automatic VMI-based dynamic analysis system to reconstruct the behavior of Android malware.  Based on the key observation that all interesting behaviors are eventually expressed through system calls, CopperDroid presents a novel unified analysis able to capture both low-level OS-specific and high-level Android-specific behaviors. 

Extensive evaluation on more than 2,900 Android malware samples, show that CopperDroid faithfully describes OS- and Android-specific behaviors and, through the use of a simple yet effective app stimulation technique, successfully triggers and discloses additional behaviors on more than 60% (on average) of the analyzed malware samples, qualitatively improving code coverage of dynamic-based analyses.

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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor), Royal Holloway, University of London
Lorenzo Cavallaro is a Senior Lecturer of Information Security in theInformation Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London.His research interests focus on systems security, and malware analysisand detection. | | Lorenzo is Principal Investigator on the 4-year EPSRC-funded... Read More →


Wednesday June 25, 2014 17:35 - 18:20
LAB026

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