Android Malware and Analysis by Ken Dunham

By Ken Dunham

The fast progress and improvement of Android-based units has led to a wealth of delicate details on cellular units that provide minimum malware safeguard. This has created an instantaneous want for safety execs that know the way to top process the topic of Android malware threats and analysis.

In Android Malware and Analysis, Ken Dunham, popular international malware specialist and writer, groups up with overseas specialists to rfile the simplest instruments and strategies on hand for examining Android malware. The publication covers either tools of malware research: dynamic and static.

This tactical and functional publication indicates you the way to exploit to take advantage of dynamic malware research to ascertain the habit of an application/malware because it has been performed within the approach. It additionally describes how one can follow static research to damage aside the application/malware utilizing opposite engineering instruments and methods to recreate the particular code and algorithms used.

The booklet provides the insights of specialists within the box, who've already sized up the easiest instruments, strategies, and tactics for spotting and examining Android malware threats speedy and successfully. you furthermore may get entry to a web library of instruments that offers what it is very important start your individual research of Android malware threats. instruments to be had at the book’s website contain up to date info, tutorials, code, scripts, and writer assistance.

This isn't a booklet on Android OS, fuzz checking out, or social engineering. as an alternative, it truly is in regards to the most sensible how you can examine and tear aside Android malware threats. After analyzing the e-book, it is possible for you to to right away enforce the instruments and strategies lined to spot and examine the newest evolution of Android threats.

Updated info, tutorials, a personal discussion board, code, scripts, instruments, and writer guidance can be found at AndroidRisk.com for first-time proprietors of the book.

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Once installed, the malware exfiltrated sensitive data from the phone, including the device id, GPS data, and IMEI number. The malware also caused users to send SMS messages to premium numbers. The malware was part of a botnet and an analysis of its command and control servers revealed the total number of infected devices connected to the botnet over its entire life span ranged in the hundreds of thousands. The number of infected devices capable of generating revenue on any given day ranged from 10,000 to 30,000, which was sufficient enough to produce millions of dollars annually for the botmasters as long as the infection rate was sustained.

Icon ads provided users with an easy one-click access to high value content such as mobile searches and daily deals. Boxer The Boxer malware family of SMS Trojans accounted for almost half of all the newly discovered samples. It was repacked in several legitimate applications identified in the Android market. Boxer masqueraded as a fake installer for several popular legitimate apps such as Opera browser, Skype, antimalware software, and Instagram. Once installed it would send an SMS message leading to the download of a modified application that could continue to send messages to premium numbers.

Strings are an essential part of any static malware analysis, possibly providing clues related to malware construction, functionality, authorship, C&Cs, and more. dex, the source code of apps, after they are unpacked. Other strings and files also matter but obviously the source code of the app matters the most. dex is present. com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index. ssSourceSiteId=otnjp. Keytool is built into the Java Development Kit (JDK) commonly installed on any Linux system used to analyze Android malware.

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