An antivirus API for Android malware recognition

  title={An antivirus API for Android malware recognition},
  author={Rafael Fedler and Marcel Kulicke and Julian Sch{\"u}tte},
  journal={2013 8th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software: "The Americas" (MALWARE)},
On the Android platform, antivirus software suffers from significant deficiencies. Due to platform limitations, it cannot access or monitor an Android device's file system, or dynamic behavior of installed apps. This includes the downloading of malicious files after installation, and other file system alterations. That has grave consequences for device security, as any app - even without openly malicious code in its package file - can still download and execute malicious files without any… CONTINUE READING
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