The number of Androidbasedsmartphones is growing rapidly. They areincreasinglyused for securitycriticalprivate and business applications, such as onlinebanking or to access corporate networks. This makes them a very valuable targetfor an adversary. Up to date, significant or largescaleattacks have failed,but attacks are becoming more sophisticated and successful. Thus, security is ofparamount importance for both private and corporate users. In this paper, wediscuss Android security and presentour extensible automated exploit execution framework. First, we provide a summaryof the Android platform, current attack techniques, and publicly knownexploits. We discuss how malware can propagate to Android smartphonestoday and in the future, and which possible threats arise and security measures to cope with all the threats.
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