NEWS - June 29, 2012
by Carol~ - 6/29/12 6:07 AM
NQ Mobile Scientists Reveal Ground-Breaking New Malware Detection Method
"New RiskRanker system will proactively seek out and identify risky apps in the marketplace even before they are downloaded to mobile devices"
Scientists from NQ Mobile's Mobile Security Research Center, in collaboration with North Carolina State University today disclosed a revolutionary new way to detect mobile threats without relying on known malware samples and their signatures.
Today, malicious software often sits in app marketplaces for days, weeks and even months being downloaded, before finally being discovered. RiskRanker is a unique analysis system that can automatically detect whether a particular app exhibits dangerous behavior. It differs from other malware tools by identifying apps with risky behavior while they are in the app market and before they make their way to a user's phone.
RiskRanker was jointly developed by NQ Mobile's Vice President of Research, Dr. Simon Shihong Zou and NQ Mobile's Chief Scientist and Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, Xuxian Jiang, along with fellow researchers.
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