Yajin  Zhou (周亚金)

I am a first second third fourth fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, working with my advisor Dr. Xuxian Jiang. My current research mainly focuses on smartphone and system security, i.e., identifying real-world threats to users and building practical solutions to mitigate them.

Publications


2015

14 Hybrid User-level Sandboxing of Third-party Android Apps
Yajin Zhou, Kunal Patel, Lei Wu, Zhi Wang, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2015)
Singapore, April 2015 [Paper | Slides]

2014

13 ARMlock: Hardware-based Fault Isolation for ARM
Yajin Zhou, Xiaoguang Wang, Yue Chen, Zhi Wang
Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2014)
Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2014 [Paper | Slides]

12 Owner-centric Protection of Unstructured Data on Smartphones
Yajin Zhou, Kapil Singh, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2014)
Crete, Greece, June 2014 [Paper]

11 AirBag: Boosting Smartphone Resistance to Malware Infection
Chiachih Wu, Yajin Zhou, Kunal Patel, Zhenkai Liang, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 21st Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2014)
San Diego, CA, February 2014 [Paper]

10 DIVILAR: Diversifying Intermediate Language for Anti-Repackaging on Android Platform
Wu Zhou, Zhi Wang, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 4th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2014)
San Antonio, TX, February 2014 [Paper]

2013

9 The Impact of Vendor Customizations on Android Security
Lei Wu, Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Chiachih Wu, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2013)
Berlin, Germany, October 2013 [Paper]

8 Fast, Scalable Detection of "Piggybacked" Mobile Applications -- (Best Paper Award)
Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang, Shihong Zou
Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2013)
San Antonio, TX, February 2013 [Paper]

7 Detecting Passive Content Leaks and Pollution in Android Applications
Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 20th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2013)
San Diego, CA, February 2013 [Paper | Slides]

2012

6 RiskRanker: Scalable and Accurate Zero-day Android Malware Detection
Michael Grace*, Yajin Zhou*, Qiang Zhang, Shihong Zou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys 2012)
Lake District, UK, June 2012 [Paper]
(*The names of the first two authors are in alphabetical order)

5 Dissecting Android Malware: Characterization and Evolution (SoK)
Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland 2012)
San Francisco, CA, May 2012 [Paper]
(Our dataset is released at Android Malware Genome Project)

4 DroidMOSS: Detecting Repackaged Smartphone Applications in Third-Party Android Marketplaces -- (Best Paper Award)
Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang, Peng Ning
Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2012)
San Antonio, TX, February 2012 [Paper]

3 Hey, You, Get off of My Market: Detecting Malicious Apps in Official and Alternative Android Markets
Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, Wu Zhou and Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012)
San Diego, CA, February 2012 [Paper]

2 Systematic Detection of Capability Leaks in Stock Android Smartphones
Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang and Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012)
San Diego, CA, February 2012 [Paper | Demo Video]

2011

1 Taming Information-Stealing Smartphone Applications (on Android)
Yajin Zhou, Xinwen Zhang, Xuxian Jiang, Vince W. Freeh
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2011)
Pittsburgh, PA, June 2011 [Paper]

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