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Hail to the Thief: Protecting Data from Mobile Ransomware with ransomSafeDroid
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Univ Lisbon, INESC ID, Inst Super Tecn, Lisbon, Portugal.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6066-746X
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6718-0144
INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7873-5531
2017 (English)In: 2017 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2017 / [ed] Gkoulalasdivanis, A Correia, MP Avresky, DR, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, Vol. 2017, p. 351-358Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The growing popularity of Android and the increasing amount of sensitive data stored in mobile devices have lead to the dissemination of Android ransomware. Ransomware is a class of malware that makes data inaccessible by blocking access to the device or, more frequently, by encrypting the data; to recover the data, the user has to pay a ransom to the attacker. A solution for this problem is to backup the data. Although backup tools are available for Android, these tools may be compromised or blocked by the ransomware itself. This paper presents the design and implementation of RANSOMSAFEDROID, a TrustZone based backup service for mobile devices. RANSOMSAFEDROID is protected from malware by leveraging the ARM TrustZone extension and running in the secure world. It does backup of files periodically to a secure local persistent partition and pushes these backups to external storage to protect them from ransomware. Initially, RANSOMSAFEDROID does a full backup of the device filesystem, then it does incremental backups that save the changes since the last backup. As a proof-of-concept, we implemented a RANSOMSAFEDROID prototype and provide a performance evaluation using an i.MX53 development board.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017. Vol. 2017, p. 351-358
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-225237DOI: 10.1109/NCA.2017.8171377ISI: 000426971900053Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85046532213ISBN: 9781538614655 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-225237DiVA, id: diva2:1194614
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16th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2017, Cambridge, United States, 30 October 2017 through 1 November 2017
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Available from: 2018-04-03 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved

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