Malware


Malware

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private

you-dont-need-av-for-android-how-modern-multi-stage-android-malware-payload-is-succeeding-to-infect-android-devicesYou don’t Need AV for Android?? How modern multi stage Android malware payload is succeeding to infect Android devices
from JagadeeshChandraiah1, ago in
In April 2016 Google released 2015 Android security report. The report mentioned an interesting finding, a malware called Ghost Push Downloader attempted billions of installs on the devices and about 4 million devices were infected [1]. This malware was a Downloader, the downloaded payload in turn downloaded and installed other Trojans. Since then Android Ecosystem has seen growing number of multistage stage malware, which either download or drop malicious component only at the later stage of the malware execution. The Decoy app which drops or downloads the malicious component looks innocent to the user, the malicious activity only starts after the innocent looking decoy app is executed. In addition to exploiting vulnerabilities, these payloads contact compromised call home sources and use social Engineering techniques. In this research, We want to provide an insight into all the recent second stage malware payload that are successful in penetrating Google play and also in infecting users. We also want to investigate how these payloads are successful in evading advance detection techniques and discuss why existing OS defences are not sufficient. [1]. https://security.googleblog.com/2016/04/android-security-2015-annual-report.html

Computer Viruses and Malware
John Aycock, published 2006, 228 pages