JokerBot - An android-based botnet

Ruei Min Jiang, Jia Sian Jhang, Fu Hau Hsu, Yan Ling Hwang, Peiwen Huang, Yung Hoh Sheu

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Due to the trend that mobile devices are getting more and more popular, smart phone security becomes an important issue nowadays. This paper proposes an Android-based botnet, called JokerBot, to show the possible security problems in mobile devices. This paper describes JokerBot framework. JokerBot designs its own communication mechanism to allow different bots to communicate with each other. An attacker can use JokerBot to trigger many kinds of potential attacks, such as monitoring the SMS messages and location disclosure. Moreover, after a bot is created in a compromised smartphone, it is difficult to locate the botmaster and detect whether the smartphone is infected or not. Finally, this paper proposes some defense mechanisms to protect a smartphone against JokerBot attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation for Applied Science and Technology
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 2 Nov 20126 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012


  • Android
  • Botnet
  • SMS


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