After nearly half a year I found some time today to update the mobile malware overviews for iOS and Android. I hope that I did catch everything that came up in the meantime, if not, please let me know which malware family is missing in the overviews.
Beginning of 2015 PackPub came to Johann and me and ask us if we would like to write a book about Python-based forensic investigations. The idea of writing a book was really interesting for both of us, so we started to work on an agenda and outline. After several discussions with the publisher we created an outline that was acceptable for all of us and less than a year later (since October 2015) the book is available on Amazon and PackPub.
Reversing Android applications is something I’m doing very regularly. Thus, I thought writing some small and simple step by step guides for available tools could be helpful for the community, especially for people that are just starting to work on this topic.
Today I will start with Androguard, but I hope that there will be enough time in the future to continue those guides for other tools.
In 2014 our Mobile-Sandbox analyzed over 100,000 Android applications that were submitted by mostly anonymous users, Anti-Virus-Companies and by our own. In the same time we updated our system several times with new features and we modified the backend and the analyzing extensions. These updates unfortunately resulted in some downtimes and a clean database and we are still working to get all the data back in the system and to get everything running again.
Most of these malicious applications had been downloaded from Third-Party markets, but we also found some malware families with samples that had originally been downloaded from Google-Play. When looking at the malicious and unwanted applications and the corresponding families, one can see the following distribution of malicious behavior:
After nearly a year I found some time today to update the mobile malware overviews for iOS and Android. I hope that I did catch everything that came up in the meantime, if not, please let me know which malware family is missing in the overviews.