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Researchers from Queen's University Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Information Security

January 21, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Information Security have been published. According to news reporting from Belfast, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Mobile malware has been growing in scale and complexity spurred by the unabated uptake of smartphones worldwide. Android is fast becoming the most popular mobile platform resulting in sharp increase in malware targeting the platform."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Queen's University, "Additionally, Android malware is evolving rapidly to evade detection by traditional signature-based scanning. Despite current detection measures in place, timely discovery of new malware is still a critical issue. This calls for novel approaches to mitigate the growing threat of zero-day Android malware. Hence, the authors develop and analyse proactive machine-learning approaches based on Bayesian classification aimed at uncovering unknown Android malware via static analysis. The study, which is based on a large malware sample set of majority of the existing families, demonstrates detection capabilities with high accuracy."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Empirical results and comparative analysis are presented offering useful insight towards development of effective static-analytic Bayesian classification-based solutions for detecting unknown Android malware."

For more information on this research see: Analysis of Bayesian classification-based approaches for Android malware detection. IET Information Security, 2014;8(1):25-36. IET Information Security can be contacted at: Inst Engineering Technology-Iet, Michael Faraday House Six Hills Way Stevenage, Hertford SG1 2AY, England. (The Institution of Engineering and Technology -; IET Information Security -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.Y. Yerima, Queen's University Belfast, CSIT, Belfast, Antrim, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include S. Sezer and G. McWilliams.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Belfast, United Kingdom, Information Security

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