Would You Mind Forking This Process? A Denial of Service Attack on Android (and Some Countermeasures)

@inproceedings{Armando2012WouldYM,
  title={Would You Mind Forking This Process? A Denial of Service Attack on Android (and Some Countermeasures)},
  author={Alessandro Armando and Alessio Merlo and Mauro Migliardi and Luca Verderame},
  booktitle={SEC},
  year={2012}
}
We present a previously undisclosed vulnerability of Android OS which can be exploited by mounting a Denial-of-Service attack that makes devices become totally unresponsive. We discuss the characteristics of the vulnerability – which affects all versions of Android – and propose two different fixes, each involving little patching implementing a few architectural countermeasures. We also provide experimental evidence of the effectiveness of the exploit as well as of the proposed countermeasures. 
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