Rafael Fedler

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Sophisticated malware targeting the Android mobile operating system increasingly utilizes local root exploits. These allow for the escalation of privileges and subsequent automatic, unnoticed, and permanent infection of a target device. Poor vendor patch policy leaves customer devices vulnerable for many months. All current local root exploits are(More)
—Recent years have seen the development of a multitude of tools for the security analysis of Android applications. A major deficit of current fully automated security analyses, however, is their inability to drive execution to interesting parts, such as where code is dynamically loaded or certain data is decrypted. In fact, security-critical or downright(More)
On the Android platform, antivirus software suffers from significant deficiencies. Due to platform limitations, it cannot access or monitor an Android device's full file system, but only small fractions of it. Currently, antivirus software relies on checking almost exclusively package names and package files. It is unable to monitor dynamic behavior by(More)
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