Intra-Library Collusion Attacks Open the Door for a Whole New Kind of Android Malware

A team of Oxford and Cambridge researchers is the latest to join a chorus of voices sounding the alarm on a new attack vector named Intra-Library Collusion (ILC) that could make identifying Android malware much harder in the upcoming future.

The research team has described the ILC attack vector in a research paper released last month and named "Intra-Library Collusion: A Potential Privacy Nightmare on Smartphones."

ILC attacks are undetectable and devilishly clever

An ILC attack relies on threat actors using libraries to deliver malicious code, instead of standalone Android apps packed with all the malicious commands.