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Presentation 2016-03-04 14:00
Discrimination of communication traffic generated by malware-infected hosts
Sho Mizuno, Mitsuhiro Hatada, Tatsuya Mori, Shigeki Goto (Waseda University) ICSS2015-66
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(in English) Damage caused by malware has been a significant problem that need to be addressed. In order to protect PC or smartphone devices from such threats, it is crucial to prevent malware infection before it happens. However, since there are no perfect solutions that satisfy such requirement, e.g., zero-day attacks and/or social engineering techniques, it is always the case that vulnerable devices are infected with new malware. Next thing we can do is to detect such infected hosts as soon as possible. In this work, we propose a novel, lightweight system that aims to identify devices that are likely infected with malware. The system analyses Internet backbone traffic and detect traffic attributed to malware communication. Our key idea is to make use of various information recorded in HTTP headers and apply a machine learning algorithm to classify observed HTTP headers into two classes: legitimate and malicious. Throughout experiments, we demonstrate our methodology can achieve up to 97.2% of accuracy in detecting malicious traffic. We also demonstrate that by adopting feature selection technique and sparse learning algorithm with L1 regularization, we can drastically reduce the number of features needed to train our classifier; hence the system can be lightweight.
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Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 115, no. 488, ICSS2015-66, pp. 117-122, March 2016.
Paper # ICSS2015-66 
Date of Issue 2016-02-25 (ICSS) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee ICSS IPSJ-SPT  
Conference Date 2016-03-03 - 2016-03-04 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Information and Communication System Security, etc. 
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Registration To ICSS 
Conference Code 2016-03-ICSS-SPT 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Discrimination of communication traffic generated by malware-infected hosts 
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1st Author's Name Sho Mizuno  
1st Author's Affiliation Waseda University (Waseda University)
2nd Author's Name Mitsuhiro Hatada  
2nd Author's Affiliation Waseda University (Waseda University)
3rd Author's Name Tatsuya Mori  
3rd Author's Affiliation Waseda University (Waseda University)
4th Author's Name Shigeki Goto  
4th Author's Affiliation Waseda University (Waseda University)
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Date Time 2016-03-04 14:00:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for ICSS 
Paper # IEICE-ICSS2015-66 
Volume (vol) IEICE-115 
Number (no) no.488 
Page pp.117-122 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-ICSS-2016-02-25 

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