MoSec – Mobile Security

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This line of research focuses on studying malware and attacks targeting mobile devices and proposing solutions to analyze and detect such threats.

Main research outcomes:

  • AndroTotal: a free service to scan suspicious APKs against multiple mobile antivirus apps.
  • HelDroid: a tool that deals with the analysis of Android ransomware. What it does in a nutshell is find clues in the disassembled Android bytecode that indicate the presence of code used to implement the typical features of ransomware.
  • OpenST: an ARM/Linux system call tracer.