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Detection of Advanced Bots in Smartphones through User Profiling


Abstract This thesis addresses the ever increasing threat of botnets in the smartphone domain and focuses on the Android platform and the botnets using Online Social Networks (OSNs) as Command and Control (C&C;) medium. With any botnet, C&C; is one of the components on which the survival of botnet depends. Individual bots use the C&C; channel to receive commands and send the data. This thesis develops active host based approach for identifying the presence of bot based on the anomalies in the usage patterns of the user before and after the bot is installed on the user smartphone and alerting the user to the presence of the bot. A profile is constructed for each user based on the regular web usage patterns (achieved by intercepting the ht... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kilari, Vishnu Teja (Author) / Xue, Guoliang (Advisor) / Ahn, Gail-Joon (Committee member) / Dasgupta, Partha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 40 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Computer Science 2013
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
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