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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)
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)
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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