A New Android Malware Detection Approach Using Bayesian Classification

Date

2013-03

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IEEE

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Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Mobile malware has been growing in scale and complexity as smartphone usage continues to rise. Android has surpassed other mobile platforms as the most popular whilst also witnessing a dramatic increase in malware targeting the platform. A worrying trend that is emerging is the increasing sophistication of Android malware to evade detection by traditional signature-based scanners. As such, Android app marketplaces remain at risk of hosting malicious apps that could evade detection before being downloaded by unsuspecting users. Hence, in this paper we present an effective approach to alleviate this problem based on Bayesian classification models obtained from static code analysis. The models are built from a collection of code and app characteristics that provide indicators of potential malicious activities. The models are evaluated with real malware samples in the wild and results of experiments are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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Keywords

Malware, Smart phone security, data security, android malware detection, bayesian classification, malware detection, mobile security, invasive software

Citation

Yerima, S. Y., Sezer, S., McWilliams, G., Muttik, I. (2013) A new android malware detection approach using bayesian classification. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, 25-28 March, 2013. pp. 121-128.

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Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)