Maldroid- attribute selection analysis for malware classification

Rahiwan Nazar, Romli and Mohamad Fadli, Zolkipli and Mohd Zamri, Osman (2019) Maldroid- attribute selection analysis for malware classification. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 97 (20). pp. 2419-2429. ISSN 1992-8645 (print); 817-3195 (online). (Published)

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Android is the most dominant operating system in the mobile market and the number of Android users is increasing year by year. Malware authors use android market as a hub for malicious apps and spread malware to users with the intention to threaten privacy; and this has remained undetected due to the weakness in signature-based detection. A major problem with malware detection is the existence of numerous features in malware code and the need to look at the relevant features in malware analysis. As a result, applying any security solution in malware analysis is considered inefficient because mobile devices have limited resources in terms of its memory, processor and storage. Hence, the objective of this paper is to find the most effective and efficient attribute selection and classification algorithm in malware detection. Moreover, in order to get the best combination between attribute selection and classification algorithm, eight attributes selection and seven categories machine learning algorithm are applied in this study. The experiment evaluated 8000 real data samples and the result showed that InfoGainEval and KNN algorithm are the most selected in attribute selection and classification process.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android; Info Gain Evaluation; Machine Learning Algorithm; Malware; Malware Analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Miss Amelia Binti Hasan
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 03:09
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 03:28
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