I’ve always thought that my Android device was safe since I only used market apps. This is an eye-opener.
Recently, I had come across this paper which was published by professors from NCSU. Google Play is the new hub of distributing Malwares to the Android devices. A recent survey said that around 70% of the apps in the Google play are malwares. Currently, there’s no robust and 100% accurate mechanism in Google play to detect the presence of Malicious code in the app which a user submits. PREC can dynamically identify system calls from high-risk components (e.g., third- party native libraries) and execute those system calls within isolated threads. Hence, PREC can detect and stop root exploits with high accuracy while imposing low interference to benign applications.
- Failure of Google play for detecting malicious applications
- Current apps are intelligent enough to detect the emulated environment (Google play test on emulated env)
- Environment couldn’t differentiate apps uses third party native codes which may be malicious (not all time)
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