Uncovering the dilemmas on antivirus software design in modern mobile platforms

Heqing Huang, Kai Chen, Peng Liu, Sencun Zhu, Dinghao Wu

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Abstract

With the rapid increase in Android device popularity, a new evolving arms-race is happening between the malware writers and AntiVirus Detectors (AVDs) on the popular mobile system. In its latest comparison of AVDs, independent test lab AV-TEST reported that AVDs have around 95% malware recognition rate. However, as mobile systems are specially designed, we consider that the power of AVDs’ should also be evaluated based on their runtime malware detection capabilities. In this work, we performed a comprehensive study on ten popular Android AVDs to evaluate the effectiveness of their scanning operations. During our analysis, we identified the design dilemmas related to two types of malware scanning operations, namely local malware scan and cloud-based malware scan. Our work opens a new research direction in designing more effective and efficient malware scan mechanisms for current antivirus software on mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks - 10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMudhakar Srivatsa, Jing Tian, Jiwu Jing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages359-366
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319238012
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 24 2014Sep 26 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume153
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period9/24/149/26/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Huang, H., Chen, K., Liu, P., Zhu, S., & Wu, D. (2015). Uncovering the dilemmas on antivirus software design in modern mobile platforms. In M. Srivatsa, J. Tian, & J. Jing (Eds.), International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks - 10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 359-366). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 153). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23802-9_27