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In this talk, given at the 8th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (MALWARE 2013), researchers from Fraunhofer AISEC present their paper "An Antivirus API for Android Malware Recognition".
The proposed API, if added to the main Android distribution or to third-party distributions such as Cyanogenmod, would significantly increase the effectiveness that antivirus software can achieve on Android. Currently, antivirus software on Android is very limited in its capabilities and very easy to circumvent for malware, as demonstrated by our previous work -> http://ais.ec/techreport - ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MALWARE PROTECTION ON ANDROID,
AN EVALUATION OF ANDROID ANTIVIRUS APPS by Rafael Fedler. These platform-based antivirus shortcomings are addressed by the paper presented in this talk.