Android malware creators throw up a roadblock to thwart the good guys

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Emulation testbeds have been considered by security practitioners to be a useful tool to conduct operational security exercises and a variety of research. For almost as long, malware writers have sought to thwart such tools.

SophosLabs has come across some fresh examples of this – specifically, anti-emulation Android malware. The findings are in a Sophos Blog write up by Android specialists Chen Yu, William Lee, Jagadeesh Chandraiah and Ferenc László Nagy.

In it, they explain how Android malware is copying the anti-emulation techniques that have served Windows malware writers so well.

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