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VirusMeter: Preventing Your Cellphone from Spies

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VirusMeter: Preventing Your Cellphone from Spies
Due to the rapid advancement of mobile communication technology, mobile devices nowadays can support a variety of data services that are not traditionally available. With the growing popularity of mobile devices in the last few years, attacks targeting them are also surging. Existing mobile malware detection techniques, which are often borrowed from solutions to Internet malware detection, do not perform as effectively due to the limited computing resources on mobile devices. In this paper, we propose VirusMeter, a novel and general malware detection method, to detect anomalous behaviors on mobile devices. The rationale underlying VirusMeter is the fact that mobile devices are usually battery powered and any malicious activity would inevitably consume some battery power. By monitoring power consumption on a mobile device, VirusMeter catches misbehaviors that lead to abnormal power consumption. For this purpose, VirusMeter relies on a concise user-centric power model that characterizes...
Lei Liu, Guanhua Yan, Xinwen Zhang, Songqing Chen
Added 27 May 2010
Updated 27 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where RAID
Authors Lei Liu, Guanhua Yan, Xinwen Zhang, Songqing Chen
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