Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
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Android Malware Pattern Recognition for Fraud Detection and Attribution: A Case Study

  • Sergio de los Santos
  • Antonio Guzmán
  • Carmen Torrano
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_110173

Synonyms

Glossary

Antivirus signatures

Singularity used by antivirus engines to identify certain piece of malware

BlackASO

Black Hat App Store Optimization. It refers to any technique used to artificially rise up the number of downloads and rating of applications in markets

GMT

Greenwich mean time

PHP

Pre-hypertext processor

Malware

Code written to cause harm to the device where it runs or, indirectly, the person using the device

Definition

Machine learning is concerned with how to construct computer programs that automatically learn with experience. Machine learning systems are based on the establishment of an explicit or implicit model that allows to categorize the analyzed patterns (Tsai et al. 2009).

This automation capability is very useful in the cyberspace, where big amounts of data need to be handled. In regard to that, the term Big Data is frequently used. Big Data usually includes datasets with sizes...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio de los Santos
    • 1
  • Antonio Guzmán
    • 1
  • Carmen Torrano
    • 1
  1. 1.ElevenPathsMalagaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rosa M. Benito
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Losada
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain