Specialized Binary Analysis for Vetting Android APPS Using GUI Logic
Technical Report,01 Nov 2013,31 Dec 2015
University of Maryland College Park United States
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This project develops a suite of specialized analysis techniques for vetting Android applications to confirm the presence or rule out the absence of malice. The definition of malice of interest is an inconsistency between the action taken by the app and the user expectation of what the app is doing. These techniques enable security analysts to quickly vet any given Android app even if the source code is unavailable. These techniques make it possible to vet a large number of Android apps in a timely and cost-effective manner.