Recently, a number of new techniques have been discovered that not only help Android malware evade detection but also help it stay installed even when detection has taken place. We are seeing these techniques incorporated across a large swath of malware families. In this blog post, we’ll do a quick round up of these techniques.
Packed Android applications have been around for a long time, but a more recent trend we’ve observed is the increasing prevalence of Android malware leveraging packing technology. In the past nine months, we’ve seen the ratio of packer use in malware that our customers encounter increase from 10 percent to 25 percent.
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