Andrubis: Android Malware Under the Magnifying Glass

Lukas Weichselbaum, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Martina Lindorfer, Yanick Fratantonio, Victor van der Veen, Christian Platzer

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The smartphone industry has been one of the fastest growing technological areas in recent years. Naturally, the considerable market share of the Android OS and the diversity of app distribution channels besides the official Google Play
Store has attracted the attention of malware authors. To deal with the increasing numbers of malicious Android apps in the wild, malware analysts typically rely on analysis tools to extract characteristic information about an app in an automated fashion. While the importance of such tools has been addressed by the research community [8], [25], [26], [28], the resulting prototypes remain limited in terms of analysis capabilities and availability.
In this paper we present ANDRUBIS, a completely automated, publicly available and comprehensive analysis system for Android applications. ANDRUBIS combines static analysis techniques with dynamic analysis on both Dalvik VM and system level, as well as several stimulation techniques to increase code coverage.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVienna Univeristy of Technology
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Andrubis
  • APP
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • BIS
  • Malware

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