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Characterizing Bitcoin Donations to Open Source Software on GitHub

Web-based hosting services for version control, such as GitHub, have made it easier for people to develop, share, and donate money to software repositories. In this paper, we study the use of Bitcoin to make donations to open source repositories on …

Dissecting Android Cryptocurrency Miners

Cryptojacking applications pose a serious threat to mobile devices. Due to the extensive computations, they deplete the battery fast and can even damage the device. In this work, we make a step towards combating this threat. We collected and manually …

Fine-grained Code Coverage Measurement in Automated Black-box Android Testing

Today, there are millions of third-party Android applications. Some of these applications are buggy or even malicious. To identify such applications, novel frameworks for automated black-box testing and dynamic analysis are being developed by the …

TruStore: Implementing a Trusted Store for Android

In the Android ecosystem, the process of verifying the integrity of downloaded apps is left to the user. Different from other systems, e.g., Apple, App Store, Google does not provide any certified vetting process for the Android apps. This choice has …