By Ken Dunham
The fast progress and improvement of Android-based units has ended in a wealth of delicate info on cellular units that provide minimum malware security. This has created a right away call for for defense execs that know how to most sensible strategy the topic of Android malware threats and analysis.
In Android Malware and Analysis, Ken Dunham, popular international malware specialist and writer, groups up with foreign specialists to rfile the easiest instruments and strategies on hand for studying Android malware. The e-book covers either tools of malware research: dynamic and static.
This tactical and useful publication indicates you the way to take advantage of to take advantage of dynamic malware research to examine the habit of an application/malware because it has been finished within the approach. It additionally describes how one can practice static research to wreck aside the application/malware utilizing opposite engineering instruments and methods to recreate the particular code and algorithms used.
The ebook provides the insights of specialists within the box, who've already sized up the simplest instruments, strategies, and methods for spotting and studying Android malware threats fast and successfully. you furthermore mght get entry to an internet library of instruments that offers what it is important to commence your individual research of Android malware threats. instruments on hand at the book’s web site contain up-to-date info, tutorials, code, scripts, and writer assistance.
This isn't a ebook on Android OS, fuzz checking out, or social engineering. as an alternative, it really is in regards to the top how you can study and tear aside Android malware threats. After examining the e-book, it is possible for you to to instantly enforce the instruments and strategies lined to spot and study the newest evolution of Android threats.
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It was capable of monitoring every incoming and outgoing SMS message, and recording every outgoing phone call. The user was allowed to choose another phone number to receive the SMS messages and an e-mail address to send the recorded phone calls. The author kept a copy of all recorded phone calls. It was unclear if users were aware of this. This malware installed without placing an icon on the home screen and would run quietly in the background. It also bootstrapped itself to the background service SMSMonitor each time the phone was rebooted.
This malware installed without placing an icon on the home screen and would run quietly in the background. It also bootstrapped itself to the background service SMSMonitor each time the phone was rebooted. The malware had a hardcoded e-mail account and when e-mailing recorded phone calls to the user-chosen e-mail address, a copy of the e-mail would reside in the “sent mail” box of the hardcoded account. This resulted in the author of GamblerSMS keeping a copy of all recorded phone calls of all infected devices.
The malware worked by sending SMS messages to China’s mobile online payment system. NotCompatible NotCompatible was the first piece of mobile malware to use Web sites as a targeted distribution method. The malware was automatically downloaded when a user visited an infected Web site via a device’s browser. The downloaded application used a bit of social engineering by disguising itself as a security update to convince a user to install it. Once successfully installed, NotCompatible was capable of providing access to private networks by transforming an infected device into a network proxy, which could then be used to gain access to other protected information or systems.
Android Malware and Analysis by Ken Dunham