Monitoring mobile application activities for malicious traffic on a mobile device

  • US 8,984,581 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2012
  • Issued: 03/17/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of monitoring mobile application activities for malicious traffic on a mobile device, the method, comprising:

  • monitoring, by a mobile device, application activities of a mobile application on the mobile device;

    detecting, by the mobile device and from the application activities, suspicious activity of the mobile application, including detection of a process that is performed in advance of a traffic event;

    blocking traffic from which the suspicious activity is detected;

    further responsive to detecting that traffic includes suspicious activity, logging a traffic pattern or sequence of events of the traffic and the mobile application; and

    performing a verification process on the traffic;

    wherein monitoring application activities includes collecting information about a request or information about a response to the request initiated at the mobile device and using the information collected about the request or the response to identify or to detect malicious traffic, wherein the information includes request characteristics information associated with the request or response characteristics information associated with the response received for the request, and wherein the information collected about the request or response received for the request initiated at the mobile device is further used to determine cacheability of the response.

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