Int. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity   »   2016 Vol.2, No.4

 

 

Title: A compendious investigation of Android malware family

 

Authors: Mohit Dayal; Bharti Nagpal

 

Addresses:
Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research, Geeta Colony, Delhi-110031, India
Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research, Geeta Colony, Delhi-110031, India

 

Abstract: Number of malicious programs for Android is rising at explosive rate. McAfee security vendor has mentioned in report, that Android platform is the most vulnerable target for hackers and by now, around six millions unique malware programs have been observed. The most rampant Android malicious program is found to be SMS Trojans, discerned by experts. Man-in-middle (MiM), man-in-the-mobile (MitMo), etc. are examples of SMS Trojans. The second common troop of threat belongs to plangton, hamob, AdWare, AndroidOS. These are detected as Trojans, but are useful type of apps. All these apps what does is, demonstrate advertising. The last group of malware is more dangerous as it made hackers to get root access on Android operating system of various smart-phones. So, to increase secure usage, preventive measures against such attacks are necessary. In this paper, we author have discussed Android malware family, its types, lifecycle, attacking mechanism, patch cycle and concluded with the comparative analysis of various existing Android malware.

 

Keywords: Android malware; Trojans; botnet; AdWare; smartphones; smartphone security; malicious programs; Android hacking; Andoid attacks.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPSI.2016.10003026

 

Int. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity, 2016 Vol.2, No.4, pp.330 - 352

 

Date of acceptance: 10 Nov 2016
Available online: 07 Feb 2017

 

 

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