18th AIAI 2022, 17 - 20 June 2022, Greece

Machine learning approach to detect malicious mobile apps

Prof Hassan Kazemian


  Malicious developers are developing unsafe mobile apps which puts users at risk of exposing their personal data in unsafe hands. They are using techniques that change over time and their intention is to bypass the detector systems which are mostly rule- based. This paper avoids the limitations of rule-based systems by building a novel malware detector that can detect malicious apps by making use of machine learning techniques primarily focusing on deep neural networks i.e. deep multi-layer perceptron. These techniques have various properties that can adapt and identify various types of malicious applications. Simulation results on various datasets demonstrate clear superiority of this detector over other approaches, as this approach achieves 99% accuracy. Also, the detector is efficient enough to detect within 100 milliseconds or less due to the intelligent use of autoencoder which reduces the dimensions in the feature.  

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