2011 6th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (2011)
Fajardo, PR, USA
Oct. 18, 2011 to Oct. 19, 2011
Dong-Hoon You , INetCop Security
Bong-Nam Noh , System Security Research Center, Chonnam National University
Android with linux kernel is on its way to be a standard platform of various smart devices. Therefore, Android platform based linux kernel rootkit will be a major security threat to smart phones, tablet PCs, smart TVs and so on. Although there is an urgent need of remedy for this threat, no solution or even a suitable study has been announced. In this paper, we are going to depict some rootkits which exploit android kernel by taking advantage of LKM(loadable kernel module) and /dev/kmem device access technology and discuss the danger the rootkit attack would bring.
D. You and B. Noh, "Android platform based linux kernel rootkit," 2011 6th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software(MALWARE), Fajardo, PR, USA, 2011, pp. 79-87.