Thinking Outside of the (Sand)box

During my talk, I will outline the current state of apps that try to break the Android sandbox model, either by directly exploiting the Android device or by trying to circumvent the protections in place. In the past, there has been mentions of malware families that try to interfere with the Android system the same way Windows malware frequently does – by implementing function hooks or code injection. My talk will also show the difficulties faced by malicious authors, their creativity, goals and ways that Android system security features prevent such behaviour.


Łukasz is a reverse engineer on the Android Security Anti-malware team. In his role he focuses on the analysis and detection of potentially harmful applications, making Android a more secure environment. Prior to Google Łukasz worked at CERT.pl, where he was involved in incident response and security-related software projects. Łukasz holds an MSc degree in Computer Science and a BSc degree in Mathematics, both from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland.

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Łukasz Siewierski

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Senior IT security specialist at Google
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