Rage against the virtual machine: hindering dynamic analysis of Android malware

  title={Rage against the virtual machine: hindering dynamic analysis of Android malware},
  author={Thanasis Petsas and Giannis Voyatzis and Elias Athanasopoulos and Michalis Polychronakis and Sotiris Ioannidis},
Antivirus companies, mobile application marketplaces, and the security research community, employ techniques based on dynamic code analysis to detect and analyze mobile malware. In this paper, we present a broad range of anti-analysis techniques that malware can employ to evade dynamic analysis in emulated Android environments. Our detection heuristics span three different categories based on (i) static properties, (ii) dynamic sensor information, and (iii) VM-related intricacies of the Android… CONTINUE READING
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