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Google Summer of Code 2011 The Honeynet Project

An Android Application Sandbox for Dynamic Analysis

by Patrik Lantz for The Honeynet Project

In recent time there has been an increase of malicious Android applications and therefore, there is a need for a tool providing initial perspective on a package's behavior. The sandbox would utilize static pre-check, dynamic taint analysis and API monitoring. Data leaks can be detected by tainting sensitive data and placing taint sinks throughout the API. Additionally, by logging API function parameters and return values, a potential malware can be discovered and reported for further analysis