Combining static analysis with probabilistic models to enable market-scale Android inter-component analysis

@inproceedings{Octeau2016CombiningSA,
  title={Combining static analysis with probabilistic models to enable market-scale Android inter-component analysis},
  author={Damien Octeau and Somesh Jha and Matthew Dering and Patrick D. McDaniel and Alexandre Bartel and Li Li and Jacques Klein and Yves Le Traon},
  booktitle={POPL},
  year={2016}
}
Static analysis has been successfully used in many areas, from verifying mission-critical software to malware detection. Unfortunately, static analysis often produces false positives, which require significant manual effort to resolve. In this paper, we show how to overlay a probabilistic model, trained using domain knowledge, on top of static analysis results, in order to triage static analysis results. We apply this idea to analyzing mobile applications. Android application components can… CONTINUE READING
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