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New paper: Distinguishing between malicious app collusion and benign app collaboration: a machine-learning approach

Two or more mobile apps, viewed independently, may not appear to be malicious - but in combination, they could become harmful by exchanging information with one another and by performing malicious activities together. Today, we publish a new paper by a gr…
Yesterday, we published a paper (that was presented at VB2016) on Android app collusions: the situation in which two or more apps work together to exfiltrate data from a device… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/03/new-paper-distinguishing-between-malicious-app-collusion-and-benign-app-collaboration-machine-learning-approach/

VB2016 paper: Wild Android collusions

At VB2016 in Denver, Jorge Blasco presented a paper (co-written with Thomas M. Chen, Igor Muttik and Markus Roggenbach), in which he discussed the concept of app collusion - where two (or more) apps installed on the same device work together to collect an…
Playing out in the sidelines of the Cambridge Analytica scandal was the discovery that Facebook had been collecting metadata on the calls and SMS conversations of many of the… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/03/vb2016-paper-wild-android-collusions/

VB2016 preview: Wild Android Collusions

Full technical details of the first in-the-wild Android app 'collusion' attack, where multiple apps perform an attack in collaboration, will be shared with the public in at VB2016 in Denver on 5 October.
Most research into and protection against malicious apps focuses on single apps. This makes it interesting for malware authors to use app 'collusion': the ability of two (or more)… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/08/vb2016-preview-wild-android-collusions/

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