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Tesi etd-11052011-052245


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea specialistica
Author
CORBETTA, JACOPO
email address
jacopo.corbetta@gmail.com
URN
etd-11052011-052245
Title
Inner-Eye: Appearance-based Detection of Computer Scams
Struttura
INGEGNERIA
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA
Commissione
correlatore Prof. Frosini, Graziano
correlatore Prof. Kruegel, Christopher
correlatore Prof. Vigna, Giovanni
relatore Prof.ssa Lazzerini, Beatrice
Parole chiave
  • rogue antivirus
  • fake antivirus
  • malware detection
Data inizio appello
19/12/2011;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
As more and more inexperienced users gain Internet access, fraudsters are attempting to take advantage of them in new ways. Instead of sophisticated exploitation techniques, simple confidence tricks can be used to create malware that is both very effective and likely to evade<br>detection by traditional security software.<br><br>Heuristics that detect complex malicious behavior are powerless against some common frauds. This work explores the use of imaging and text-matching techniques to detect typical computer scams such as pharmacy and rogue antivirus frauds.<br><br>The Inner-Eye system implements the chosen approach in a scalable and efficient manner through the use of virtualization.
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