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Hunting for Metamorphic JavaScript malware
Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques (2014)
  • Mangesgh Musale, San Jose State University
  • Thomas H. Austin, San Jose State University
  • Mark Stamp, San Jose State University
The Internet plays a major role in the propagation of malware. A recent trend is the infection of machines through web pages, often due to malicious code inserted in JavaScript. From the malware writer’s perspective, one potential advantage of JavaScript is that powerful code obfuscation techniques can be applied to evade detection. In this research, we analyze metamorphic JavaScript malware. We compare the effectiveness of several static detection strategies and we quantify the degree of morphing required to defeat each of these techniques.
  • Computer Science,
  • General,
  • Electronics,
  • IT,
  • Software,
  • Telecommunications
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Mangesgh Musale, Thomas H. Austin and Mark Stamp. "Hunting for Metamorphic JavaScript malware" Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 89 ISSN: 2274-2042
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