DARPA is developing a tool to detect Android Malware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Minimalist, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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  2. Mayahana

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    and people say Android malware isn't an issue?

    I saw a chart somewhere, that showed the growth of android malware is something like 900% a year.. I will find the chart.
     
  3. lordraiden

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    With % it all depends from where you come from.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    Yes, most of the malware comes from installing malicious apps. There are not much exploits or malware using Android vulnerabilities floating around, though.
     
  5. safeguy

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    I agree that Android malware growth is indeed a worrying trend and concern. However, I don't share the same sentiment that a real-time AV is necessary provided certain precautions are taken.

    If we look at the malware distribution channel, we can see a pattern where the majority of the malicious apps come from unknown sources (such as dubious 3rd-party stores) and malware that infects Android devices via USB connection. By leaving the built-in security settings at default and not installing apps from these unknown sources, the exposure to such malicious apps reduces by a huge margin.

    I am not denying that there are malicious apps on Google Play Store but Google is taking steps to reduce the odds of encountering one. Furthermore, it's not difficult to create a wall for oneself by sticking to known trustworthy reputable apps.
     
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