Martina Lindorfer

Martina Lindorfer

General Information

I am a researcher at SBA Research and a PhD student at the Secure Systems Lab in Vienna, where I also conducted my masters's thesis. In June 2011, I received a master's degree in Software Engineering and Internet Computing from the Vienna University of Technology. Before that I received a bachelor's degree in Computer- and Media Security at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.

In 2012, I was one of the recipients of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

From January to May 2013 I visited Kensuke Fukuda's group at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo. In November 2013 I visited FORTH-ICS in Crete. Most recently, I was a visiting researcher at the Systems Security Lab at Northeastern University in Boston from October 2014 to April 2015.

Research Interests

My main research interest is dynamic malware analysis and mobile security. For my master's thesis I focused on detecting "environment-sensitive" malware, i.e. malware that is capable of detecting and evading analysis. I implemented a verification system for Anubis that screens malware samples for evasive behavior. Currently, I am also working on Andrubis, which is the extension to Anubis for analyzing Android applications.


mlindorfer (at) iseclab (dot) org
PGP key: 0x66624E61

Program Committee Memberships

  • Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA 2016)
  • USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT 2015)
  • International Workshop on Emerging Cyberthreats and Countermeasures (ECTCM 2013, ECTCM 2014, ECTCM 2015)


Patrick Carter, Collin Mulliner, Martina Lindorfer, William Robertson, Engin Kirda
CuriousDroid: Automated User Interface Interaction for Android Application Analysis Sandboxes
International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), Barbados, February 2016 (to appear)
Jingjing Ren, Ashwin Rao, Martina Lindorfer, Arnaud Legout, David Choffnes
ReCon: Revealing and Controlling Privacy Leaks in Mobile Network Traffic
Technical Report, October 2015
[Article on arXiv] [Website]
Martina Lindorfer, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Christian Platzer
Marvin: Efficient and Comprehensive Mobile App Classification Through Static and Dynamic Analysis
Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Taichung, Taiwan, July 2015
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex]
Martina Lindorfer, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Lukas Weichselbaum, Yanick Fratantonio, Victor van der Veen, Christian Platzer
Andrubis - 1,000,000 Apps Later: A View on Current Android Malware Behaviors
International Workshop on Building Analysis Datasets and Gathering Experience Returns for Security (BADGERS), Wroclaw, Poland, September 2014
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex] [Website]
Lukas Weichselbaum, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Martina Lindorfer, Yanick Fratantonio, Victor van der Veen, Christian Platzer
Andrubis: Android Malware Under The Magnifying Glass
Technical Report TR-ISECLAB-0414-001, July 2014
Martina Lindorfer, Stamatis Volanis, Alessandro Sisto, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Elias Athanasopoulos, Federico Maggi, Christian Platzer, Stefano Zanero, Sotiris Ioannidis
AndRadar: Fast Discovery of Android Applications in Alternative Markets
Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), London, UK, July 2014
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex] [Website]
Christian Platzer, Martin Stuetz, Martina Lindorfer
Skin Sheriff: A Machine Learning Solution for Detecting Explicit Images
International Workshop on Security and Forensics in Communication Systems (ASIACCS-SFCS), Kyoto, Japan, June 2014
[Article] [Bibtex]
Sebastian Neuner, Victor van der Veen, Martina Lindorfer, Markus Huber, Georg Merzdovnik, Martin Mulazzani, Edgar Weippl
Enter Sandbox: Android Sandbox Comparison
IEEE Mobile Security Technologies Workshop (MoST), San Jose, USA, May 2014
[Article] [Bibtex]
Martina Lindorfer, Bernhard Miller, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Christian Platzer
Take a Bite - Finding the Worm in the Apple
International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS), Tainan, Taiwan, December 2013
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex]
Martina Lindorfer, Matthias Neumayr, Juan Caballero, Christian Platzer
POSTER: Cross-Platform Malware: Write Once, Infect Everywhere
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Berlin, Germany, November 2013
[Abstract] [Poster]
Matthias Neugschwandtner, Martina Lindorfer, Christian Platzer
A View to a Kill: WebView Exploitation
USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET), Washington, D.C., USA, August 2013
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex]
Martina Lindorfer, Alessandro Di Federico, Federico Maggi, Paolo Milani Comparetti, Stefano Zanero
Lines of Malicious Code: Insights Into the Malicious Software Industry
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), Orlando, USA, December 2012
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex]
Martina Lindorfer, Clemens Kolbitsch, Paolo Milani Comparetti
Detecting Environment-Sensitive Malware
International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID), Menlo Park, USA, September 2011
[Article] [Slides] [Bibtex] [Dataset]


Detecting Environment-Sensitive Malware
Master's thesis, Vienna University of Technology, April 2011

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