Mobile Malware Insights project is part of the work being done at the ICRI-SC at Helsinki. Our goal is to study the extent of malware infection in mobile devices and to develop innovative ways of detecting and predicting infection.

MIT Technology Review on our recent work. Malware Insights

Results

  • We used malware datasets received from various sources (Mobile Sandbox, McAfee and Malware Genome). If you are interested in the malware datasets, you can request them directly from the sources we used or the number of other malware repositories such as AndroTotal. We also collected data about applications used on a large number of devices. The latter device dataset is available for research use on request. Contact us via asokan[at]acm[dot]org.When you use the dataset, please cite our original work: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2568046
    	@inproceedings{Truong:2014:CYK:2566486.2568046,
    	 author = {Truong, Hien Thi Thu and Lagerspetz, Eemil and Nurmi, Petteri and Oliner, Adam J. and Tarkoma, Sasu and Asokan, N. and Bhattacharya, Sourav},
    	 title = {The Company You Keep: Mobile Malware Infection Rates and Inexpensive Risk Indicators},
    	 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web},
    	 series = {WWW '14},
    	 year = {2014},
    	 isbn = {978-1-4503-2744-2},
    	 location = {Seoul, Korea},
    	 pages = {39--50},
    	 numpages = {12},
    	 url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2566486.2568046},
    	 doi = {10.1145/2566486.2568046},
    	 acmid = {2568046},
    	 publisher = {International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee},
    	 address = {Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland},
    	 keywords = {android, infection rate, malware detection, mobile malware},
    	}
    
  • Technical Report: arXiv 1312.3245 Citation:
    	@article{TruongCoRR13,
    		author = {Truong, Hien Thi Thu and Lagerspetz, Eemil and Nurmi, Petteri and Oliner, Adam J. and Tarkoma, Sasu and Asokan, N. and Bhattacharya, Sourav},
    		title = {The Company You Keep: Mobile Malware Infection Rates and Inexpensive Risk Indicators},        	     
    		journal   = {CoRR},
    		volume    = {abs/1312.3245},
    		year      = {2013},
    		ee        = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.3245}
    		}
    
  • Recent publication: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2627393.2627420
       @inproceedings{AsokanWiSec2014,
    		author = {Asokan, N.},
    		title = {On Mobile Malware Infections},
    		booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks},
    		series = {WiSec '14},
    		year = {2014},
    		isbn = {978-1-4503-2972-9},
    	 	location = {Oxford, United Kingdom},
     		pages = {37--38},
     		numpages = {2},
     		url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2627393.2627420},
     		doi = {10.1145/2627393.2627420},
     		acmid = {2627420},
     		publisher = {ACM},
    		} 
    
  • Another publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDCSW.2014.36
       @inproceedings{LagerspetzICDCSW2014,
            author={Lagerspetz, E. and Truong, H.T.T and Tarkoma, S. and Asokan, N.},
            booktitle={Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW), 2014 IEEE 34th International Conference on},
            title={MDoctor: A Mobile Malware Prognosis Application},
            year={2014},
            month={June},
            pages={201-206},
            doi={10.1109/ICDCSW.2014.36},
            ISSN={1545-0678},
            }
    

For information about Carat project: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/group/carat/