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Proceedings of the 9th ACM symposium on Information, computer and communications security - ASIA CCS '14
Android mobile devices are enjoying a lion's market share in smartphones and mobile devices. This also attracts malware writers to target the Android platform. Recently, we have discovered a new Android malware distribution channel: releasing malicious firmwares with pre-installed malware to the wild. This poses significant risk since users of mobile devices cannot change the content of the malicious firmwares. Furthermore, pre-installed applications have "more permissions" (i.e., silentdoi:10.1145/2590296.2590313 dblp:conf/ccs/ZhengSL14 fatcat:2lwwztwmrzb53ecbrhovb7f2ce