A dynamic countermeasure method to android malware by user approval

Makoto Kato, Saeko Matsuura

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Abstract

Android malware is increasing and flooded with malware which disguise as popular applications and execute malicious attacks within the scope of permissions which was approved by users. Such malware can be prevented by confirming all risky permissions. However confirming permissions is not full preparation for preventing infection, because of defective Android Permission System. Several functions which should be restricted are often not restricted by appropriate permissions. Moreover, applications can go beyond the approved permission by using Intent. This paper proposes a dynamic approval system. When an application executes an action which requires the permission, the proposed system shows a user such adequate information that he/she can judge whether the application is malicious or not. So he/she can determine whether to grant an application's action. The aim of the proposal system is to make fine grained application controllability, so that users can protect their personal valuable information from malware.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages730-731
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780769549866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 222013 Jul 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period13/7/2213/7/26

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Keywords

  • Android
  • Malware
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kato, M., & Matsuura, S. (2013). A dynamic countermeasure method to android malware by user approval. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013 (pp. 730-731). [6649910] (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.121