Andrea Saracino

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Currently, in the smartphone market, Android is the platform with the highest share. Due to this popularity and also to its open source nature, Android-based smartphones are now an ideal target for attackers. Since the number of malware designed for Android devices is increasing fast, Android users are looking for security solutions aimed at preventing(More)
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) paradigm is becoming extremely popular across all kind of organizations. In fact, employees are continually trying to incorporate their personal devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, into the office to perform some of their work or simply to access the Internet with a device they trust or they are more familiar with.(More)
Android users are constantly threatened by an increasing number of malicious applications (apps), generically called malware. Malware constitutes a serious threat to user privacy, money, device and file integrity. In this paper we note that, by studying their actions, we can classify malware into a small number of behavioral classes, each of which performs(More)
Android users can face the risk of downloading and installing bad applications on their devices. In fact, many applications may either hide malware, or their expected behavior do not fully follow the user’s expectation. This happens because, at install-time, even if the user is warned with the potential security threat of the application, she often skips(More)
This paper presents BRIDEMAID, a framework which exploits an approach static and dynamic for accurate detection of Android malware. The static analysis is based on n-grams matching, whilst the dynamic analysis is based on multi-level monitoring of device, app and user behavior. The framework has been tested against 2794 malicious apps reporting a detection(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the past 20 years the management of blunt liver trauma has evolved from a primary operative approach to a nonoperative one, for both low and high grade injuries, only on the basis of hemodynamic stability. However, in spite of a high success rate of non operative management, it is frequently observed, also in our country, an old fashioned(More)
Spam emails yearly impose extremely heavy costs in terms of time, storage space and money to both private users and companies. Finding and persecuting spammers and eventual spam emails stakeholders should allow to directly tackle the root of the problem. To facilitate such a difficult analysis, which should be performed on large amounts of unclassified raw(More)
Security for mobile devices is a problem of capital importance, especially due to new threats coming from malicious applications. This has been proved by the increasing interest of the research community on the topic of security on mobile devices. Several security solutions have been recently proposed, to address the uprising threats coming from malicious(More)
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) paradigm, where the employees of a company install an application on their mobile devices to access company privileged information, is becoming very popular in the business environment. In order to perform their tasks, BYOD applications typically require a large set of rights which, in Android mobile devices, must be(More)