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A survey on aims and environments of diversification and obfuscation in software security

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoComputer Systems and Technologies 17th International Conference, CompSysTech 2016 - Proceedings
KustantajaAssociation for Computing Machinery
Sivut113-120
Sivumäärä8
Vuosikerta1164
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450341820
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 23 kesäkuuta 2016
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech 2016 - Palermo, Italia
Kesto: 23 kesäkuuta 201624 kesäkuuta 2016

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech 2016
MaaItalia
KaupunkiPalermo
Ajanjakso23/06/1624/06/16

Tiivistelmä

Diversification and obfuscation methods are promising approaches used tosecuresoftware and prevent malware from functioning. Diversification makes each software instance unique so that malware attacks cannot rely on the knowledge of the program's execution environment and/or internal structure anymore. We present a systematic literature review on the state of-the-art of diversification and obfuscation research aiming to improve software security between 1993 and 2014. As the result of systematic search, in the final phase, 209 related papers were included in this study. In this study we focus on two specific research questions: what are the aims of diversification and obfuscation techniques and what are the environments they are applied to. The former question includes the languages and the execution environments that can benefit from these two techniques, while the second question presents the goals of the techniques and also the type of attacks they mitigate. is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM.