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ADROIT: Android malware detection using meta-information

Martín, A; Calleja, A; Menéndez, HD; Tapiador, J; Camacho, D; (2017) ADROIT: Android malware detection using meta-information. In: Proceedings of the Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) 2016. IEEE: Danvers (MA), USA. Green open access

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Abstract

Android malware detection represents a current and complex problem, where black hats use different methods to infect users' devices. One of these methods consists in directly upload malicious applications to app stores, whose filters are not always successful at detecting malware, entrusting the final user the decision of whether installing or not an application. Although there exist different solutions for analysing and detecting Android malware, these systems are far from being sufficiently precise, requiring the use of third-party antivirus software which is not always simple to use and practical. In this paper, we propose a novel method called ADROIT for analysing and detecting malicious Android applications by employing meta-information available on the app store website and also in the Android Manifest. Its main objective is to provide a fast but also accurate tool able to assist users to avoid their devices to become infected without even requiring to install the application to perform the analysis. The method is mainly based on a text mining process that is used to extract significant information from meta-data, that later is used to build efficient and highly accurate classifiers. The results delivered by the experiments performed prove the reliability of ADROIT, showing that it is capable of classifying malicious applications with 93.67% accuracy.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: ADROIT: Android malware detection using meta-information
Event: Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)
Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: 6th-9th December 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-5090-4240-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/SSCI.2016.7849904
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7849904
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Androids, Humanoid robots, Malware, Text mining, Decision trees, Performance evaluation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060100
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