Learning-based Cyber Security Analysis and Binary Customization for Security
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This thesis presents machine-learning based malware detection and post-detection rewriting techniques for mobile and web security problems. In mobile malware detection, we focus on detecting repackaged mobile malware. We design and demonstrate an Android repackaged malware detection technique based on code heterogeneity analysis. In post-detection rewriting, we aim at enhancing app security with bytecode rewriting. We describe how flow- and sink-based risk prioritization improves the rewriting scalability. We build an interface prototype with natural language processing, in order to customize apps according to natural language inputs. In web malware detection for Iframe injection, we present a tag-level detection system that aims to detect the injection of malicious Iframes for both online and offline cases. Our system detects malicious iframe by combining selective multi-execution and machine learning algorithms. We design multiple contextual features, considering Iframe style, destination and context properties.
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