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A Review of Static Malware Detection for Android Apps Permission Based on Deep Learning


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1 School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
2 School of Economics, Renmin University, Beijing, China
 

In recent years, Android has been the main mobile operating system. The proliferation of apps powered not only by Android magnetized app developers, but also by malware developers with criminal intent to design and distribute malicious apps that can influence the ordinary activity of Android phones and tablets, steal private information and credentials, or even worse, lock the phone and ask for ransom. This study was carried out with a view of bring out clearly the review of previous researches carried regarding static analysis and pinpoint out what to be done in future. A systematic literature review which involves studying 56 research papers published in regard to static analysis. This review elaborate permissions misuse, reverse engineering and concept of static analysis in general. The outcomes of the review revealed that static analysis is widely used since it is not performed at run-time hence malicious applications cannot access to the device during analysis unlike dynamic analysis. During the review no single work done to the satisfaction curbing the existing and future evolving malwares. This study will help academicians to gain insight concerning static analysis without extensively perusing several articles to understand static malware analysis based on deep learning.

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Static Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Permissions, Manifest File, APK File, Malicious Applications.
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Authors

Hamida Lubuva
School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Qiming Huang
School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Godfrey Charles Msonde
School of Economics, Renmin University, Beijing, China

Abstract


In recent years, Android has been the main mobile operating system. The proliferation of apps powered not only by Android magnetized app developers, but also by malware developers with criminal intent to design and distribute malicious apps that can influence the ordinary activity of Android phones and tablets, steal private information and credentials, or even worse, lock the phone and ask for ransom. This study was carried out with a view of bring out clearly the review of previous researches carried regarding static analysis and pinpoint out what to be done in future. A systematic literature review which involves studying 56 research papers published in regard to static analysis. This review elaborate permissions misuse, reverse engineering and concept of static analysis in general. The outcomes of the review revealed that static analysis is widely used since it is not performed at run-time hence malicious applications cannot access to the device during analysis unlike dynamic analysis. During the review no single work done to the satisfaction curbing the existing and future evolving malwares. This study will help academicians to gain insight concerning static analysis without extensively perusing several articles to understand static malware analysis based on deep learning.

Keywords


Static Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Permissions, Manifest File, APK File, Malicious Applications.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22247/ijcna%2F2019%2F187292