Computer Science Graduate Seminar: Detection of Traffic Initiated by Mobile Malware Targeting Android Devices in 3GPP Networks

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Location: UMIC Building (Mies-van-der-Rohe Str. 15), Room 024

Speaker: Marián Kühnel, M.Sc. Ing.

Abstract:

Android devices have become the most popular of mobile devices; omnipresent in both business and private use. They are virtually always on and offer functionalities exceeding those of desktop computers. These properties, as well as sensitive information stored on Android devices, render them an attractive target for mobile malware authors. In this talk, we introduce three innovations in the detection of mobile malware. A novel architecture, called 3GPP Mobile malware Protection (3GPPMOP), is designed to reside in the core network of any currently operated 3GPP network such as 2G, 3G and 4G network and to detect mobile malware targeting any mobile device in near real-time. The second innovation, the highly space efficient blacklist (HSEB), optimizes the space needed to store entries in the blacklist, rather than optimizing processing time, which is of critical value for managing the volume of filtered traffic processed in mobile networks. Finally, we employ supervised machine learning to successfully detect yet unknown short messages initiated by Android malware.

The computer science lecturers invite interested people to join.