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Empirical assessment of machine learning-based malware detectors for Android - Measuring the gap between in-the-lab and in-the-w

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Empirical assessment of machine learning-based malware detectors for Android - Measuring the gap between in-the-lab and in-the-w
To address the issue of malware detection through large sets of applications, researchers have recently started to investigate the capabilities of machine-learning techniques for proposing effective approaches. So far, several promising results were recorded in the literature, many approaches being assessed with what we call in the lab validation scenarios. This paper revisits the purpose of malware detection to discuss whether such in the lab validation scenarios provide reliable indications on the performance of malware detectors in real-world settings, aka in the wild. To this end, we have devised several Machine Learning classifiers that rely on a set of features built from applications’ CFGs. We use a sizeable dataset of over 50 000 Android applications collected from sources where state-of-the art approaches have selected their data. We show that, in the lab, our approach outperforms existing machine learning-based approaches. However, this high performance does not translate...
Kevin Allix, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé,
Added 03 Apr 2016
Updated 03 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where ESE
Authors Kevin Allix, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, Quentin Jérome, Jacques Klein, Radu State, Yves Le Traon
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