Adaptive Unpacking of Android Apps

  title={Adaptive Unpacking of Android Apps},
  author={Lei Xue and Xiapu Luo and Le Yu and Shuai Wang and Dinghao Wu},
  journal={2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
More and more app developers use the packing services (or packers) to prevent attackers from reverse engineering and modifying the executable (or Dex files) of their apps. At the same time, malware authors also use the packers to hide the malicious component and evade the signature-based detection. Although there are a few recent studies on unpacking Android apps, it has been shown that the evolving packers can easily circumvent them because they are not adaptive to the changes of packers. In… CONTINUE READING
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