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Cryptography for mobile malware obfuscation

Malware for mobile phones are perhaps less known than Windows viruses, but they are nevertheless a fact now, confirmed by the recent trojans on Android (Geinimi, DrdDream). In this session, we address the use of cryptography in mobile malware. How smart are they? In particular, we reverse engineer recent malware, show which cryptographic algorithms they use and how to decrypt malicious payload.


Malware for mobile phones are perhaps less known than Windows viruses, but they are nevertheless a fact now, confirmed by the recent trojans on Android (Geinimi, DrdDream). In this session, we address the use of cryptography in mobile malware. How smart are they? In particular, we reverse engineer recent malware, show which cryptographic algorithms they use and how to decrypt malicious payload.

References

  • RSA Conference Europe, October 2011