Author(s): Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, Wu Zhou and Xuxian Jiang

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Date: 7 Feb 2012

Document Type: Briefing Papers

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012


We developed a system called DroidRanger to detect known or unknown malicious Android applications. The evaluation with 204,040 applications collected from five different Android marketplaces in May-June 2011 reveals 211 malicious ones: 32 from the official Android Market and179 from alternative markets. DroidRanger also successfully uncoveredtwo zero-day malware families in the collection.