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Key Researcher Talk – “ART-assisted App Diffing & Beyond: Security Applications of Android’s OAT Compiler” by Martina Lindorfer (remote)

March 14, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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ART-assisted App Diffing & Beyond: Security Applications of Android’s OAT Compiler

Android aims to provide a secure and feature-rich yet resource-saving platform for its applications. To satisfy these goals, the compilation to distributable packages shrinks and obfuscates the code by default. Additionally, in the latest Android versions applications are re-compiled to native code instead of executed in a virtual machine. We use this Android Runtime (ART) and its compiler as a novel approach to make Android application analysis more robust. On the one hand, our approach to binary diffing is more robust against standard bytecode shrinking and obfuscation. On the other hand, we are also exploring how the profile-guided compilation of ART can also enable other security applications, such as improving dynamic input generation methods.


14:00 – 14:10 Short Introduction by Edgar Weippl

14:10 – 14:30 Talk by Martina Lindorfer

14:30 – 15:00 Q&A


Free Registration

Please reach out to us at events@sba-research.org if you would like to join. The talk will take place online.

This event is hosted by Vienna ACM SIGSAC Chapter and IEEE SMC/CS Austria Chapter.

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