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The appearance of a new Android platform and its popularity has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of reported vulnerabilities and consequently in the number of mobile threats. Mobile malware, a dominant threat for modern mobile devices, was almost non-existent before the official release of the Android platform in 2008. The rapid development of mobile(More)
As an open platform for mobile electronic devices, Android is experiencing a steady growth in the number of published applications (apps). Features of the Android platform have caught the attention of malicious users who have targeted the Short Message Service (SMS) to abuse its permissions. Various types of attack, referred to as botnets, can be executed(More)
With the enormous growth of Android mobile devices and the huge increase in the number of published applications (apps), Short Message Service (SMS) is becoming an important issue. SMS can be abused by attackers when they send SMS spam, transfer all command and control (C&C) instructions, launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to send premium-rate SMS(More)
As the use of Android mobile phones grows, botnets are increasingly targeting smartphone features, which calls for further research on mobile botnet detection. Short Message Service (SMS) has become increasingly targeted by a number of malicious applications ("apps") that have the ability to abuse SMS features in order to send spam, to transfer command and(More)
New opportunities for malicious applications take advantage of the openness of the Android platform. Malwares use intelligent and new approaches to compromise Android mobile devices. One example is a mobile botnet that can control smartphones and steal user data by misusing Android features such as Short Message Service (SMS). Multi-agent technology is a(More)
The appearance of the Android platform and its popularity has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of reported vulnerabilities and consequently in the number of mobile threats. Leveraging openness of Android app markets and the lack of security testing, malware authors commonly plagiarize Android applications (e.g., through code reuse and repackaging)(More)
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