1.  Introduction

Mass-market mobile security threats have increased recently due to the growth of mobile technologies and the popularity of mobile devices. Accordingly, techniques have been introduced for identifying, classifying, and defending against mobile threats utilizing static, dynamic, on-device, and off-device techniques. Static techniques are easy to evade, while dynamic techniques are expensive. On-device techniques are evasion, while off-device techniques need being always online. To address some of those shortcomings, we introduce Andro-profiler, a hybrid behavior based analysis and classification system for mobile malware. Andro-profiler main goals are efficiency, scalability, and accuracy. For that, Andro-profiler classifies malware by exploiting the behavior profiling extracted from the integrated system logs including system calls. Andro-profiler executes a malicious application on an emulator in order to generate the integrated system logs, and creates human-readable behavior profiles by analyzing the integrated system logs. By comparing the behavior profile of malicious application with representative behavior profile for each malware family using a weighted similarity matching technique, Andro-profiler detects and classifies it into malware families. The experiment results demonstrate that Andro-profiler is scalable, performs well in detecting and classifying malware with accuracy greater than 98 %, outperforms the existing state-of-the-art work, and is capable of identifying 0-day mobile malware samples.


2.  Publication

Jang, Jae-wook, et al. "Detecting and classifying method based on similarity matching of Android malware behavior with profile." SpringerPlus 5.1 (2016): 1.

A two-page abstract on this work was firstly appeared in Jang, Jae-wook, et al. "Andro-profiler: anti-malware system based on behavior profiling of mobile malware." Proceedings of the companion publication of the 23rd international conference on World wide web companion. International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, 2014. (WWW 2014)

3.  Dataset Release


4.  Demo Video Clip (early version) 


5.  Acknowledgement

Andro-Profiler is developed by Hacking and Countermeasure Research Lab in the Graduate School of Information Security at the Korea University of Korea.

This dataset is used for the AI/ML based malicious app detection track in '2018 Information Security R&D dataset challenge' in South Korea. 

You can find additional resources and tutorials (written in Korean) in the above URLs. 

FP GooglePlay samples.csv