Hey, You, Get Off of My Market: Detecting Malicious Apps in Official and Alternative Android Markets
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Date: 7 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Additional Documents: Slides
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.