International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014, Beijing, China, September 24-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I

Research Article

DroidKin: Lightweight Detection of Android Apps Similarity

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-23829-6_30,
        author={Hugo Gonzalez and Natalia Stakhanova and Ali Ghorbani},
        title={DroidKin: Lightweight Detection of Android Apps Similarity},
        proceedings={International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014, Beijing, China, September 24-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2015},
        month={11},
        keywords={Android Malware Similarity},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-23829-6_30}
    }
    
  • Hugo Gonzalez
    Natalia Stakhanova
    Ali Ghorbani
    Year: 2015
    DroidKin: Lightweight Detection of Android Apps Similarity
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23829-6_30
Hugo Gonzalez1,*, Natalia Stakhanova1,*, Ali Ghorbani1,*
  • 1: University of New Brunswick
*Contact email: hugo.gonzalez@unb.ca, natalia@unb.ca, ghorbani@unb.ca

Abstract

The appearance of the Android platform and its popularity has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of reported vulnerabilities and consequently in the number of mobile threats. Leveraging openness of Android app markets and the lack of security testing, malware authors commonly plagiarize Android applications (e.g., through code reuse and repackaging) boosting the amount of malware on the markets and consequently the infection rate.