Android malware exposed - an in-depth look at the evolution of Android malware

Grayson Milbourne Webroot
Armando Orozco Webroot

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The world of malware targeting the Android OS is similar, yet very different from malware affecting Windows. This presentation will explore the rapidly evolving world of Android malware and shed light on the various techniques used to exploit devices using this OS.

We will start by looking at some of the earliest examples and compare them with the latest threats, exposing patterns and highlighting characteristics which are often unique to malicious apps. We will take an in-depth look at a wide array of Android malware ranging from trojans to rootkits to man-in-the-browser attacks. We will discuss the tools used for analysis along with tips on how to organize the vast amount of data collected during the research process. Lastly we will talk about techniques to assist in the discovery of new malicious apps; a constant challenge with a rapidly growing and diverse app market space. This presentation will leave you with a clear understanding of how Android malware evolves, how to identify it, and what to expect in the year to come.


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