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A Static Approach towards Mobile Botnet Detection

Shahid, Anwar and Jasni, Mohamad Zain and Inayat, Zakira and Ul Haq, Riaz and Ahmad, Karim and Jaber, Aws Naser (2016) A Static Approach towards Mobile Botnet Detection. In: IEEE 3rd International Conference on Electronic Design (ICED 2016), 11-12 August 2016 , Phuket, Thailand. pp. 563-567.. ISBN 978-1-5090-2160-4

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Abstract

The use of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart watches and notebooks are increasing day by day in our societies. They are usually connected to the Internet and offer nearly the same functionality, same memory and same speed like a PC. To get more benefits from these mobile devices, applications should be installed in advance. These applications are available from third party websites, such as google play store etc. In existing mobile devices operating systems, Android is very easy to attack because of its open source environment. Android OS use of open source facilty attracts malware developers to target mobile devices with their new malicious applications having botnet capabilities. Mobile botnet is one of the crucial threat to mobile devices. In this study we propose a static approach towards mobile botnet detection. This technique combines MD5, permissions, broadcast receivers as well as background services and uses machine learning algorithm to detect those applications that have capabilities for mobile botnets. In this technique, the given features are extracted from android applications in order to build a machine learning classifier for detection of mobile botnet attacks. Initial experiments conducted on a known and recently updated dataset: UNB ISCX Android botnet dataset, having the combination of 14 different malware families, shows the efficiency of our approach. The given research is in progress.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile communication, Smart phones, Malware, Receivers, Androids, Humanoid robots
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 03:48
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 01:39
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/16286
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