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Google Researcher Unpacks Rare Android Malware Obfuscation Library

August 1, 2018

Analysis exposes the lengths malware authors will go to in order to protect their code from disassembly and reverse engineering.
A malware sample that had code in all the wrong places piqued Maddie Stone’s curiosity. So she dug into the sample and emerged many hours later with a description of a complex anti-analysis library that threat actors are using to, among other things, give new life to old threats.

“I came across this app that had a native code library, which is not that common in the Android security space where I was doing the malware analysis,” says Stone, a security engineer for Google Android security. “It was strange compared to all the other ones I’ve looked at before — nothing looked where it should have been.”

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