Publication details

Android APK on-the-fly tampering


ŘÍHA Zdeněk KLINEC Dušan MATYÁŠ Václav

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Infocommunications Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Field Informatics
Keywords Android security; application security; application download; code injection; malware contamination
Description The Android operating system is widely deployed and relied upon by both providers and users of various applications. These applications get frequently downloaded from other sources than just Google Play. This makes Android and its application treatment a popular target for attackers. We first present an automated offline attack injecting a previously prepared code to a previously unseen Android application installation file (APK) in an automatic manner. Moreover, we present a novel transparent on-the-fly extension of our attack when a proxy server performs code injection during a new APK download.
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