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2021-06-24
Abirami, R., Wise, D. C. Joy Winnie, Jeeva, R., Sanjay, S..  2020.  Detecting Security Vulnerabilities in Website using Python. 2020 International Conference on Electronics and Sustainable Communication Systems (ICESC). :844–846.
On the current website, there are many undeniable conditions and there is the existence of new plot holes. If data link is normally extracted on each of the websites, it becomes difficult to evaluate each vulnerability, with tolls such as XS S, SQLI, and other such existing tools for vulnerability assessment. Integrated testing criteria for vulnerabilities are met. In addition, the response should be automated and systematic. The primary value of vulnerability Buffer will be made of predefined and self-formatted code written in python, and the software is automated to send reports to their respective users. The vulnerabilities are tried to be classified as accessible. OWASP is the main resource for developing and validating web security processes.
2021-05-05
Kishore, Pushkar, Barisal, Swadhin Kumar, Prasad Mohapatra, Durga.  2020.  JavaScript malware behaviour analysis and detection using sandbox assisted ensemble model. 2020 IEEE REGION 10 CONFERENCE (TENCON). :864—869.

Whenever any internet user visits a website, a scripting language runs in the background known as JavaScript. The embedding of malicious activities within the script poses a great threat to the cyberworld. Attackers take advantage of the dynamic nature of the JavaScript and embed malicious code within the website to download malware and damage the host. JavaScript developers obfuscate the script to keep it shielded from getting detected by the malware detectors. In this paper, we propose a novel technique for analysing and detecting JavaScript using sandbox assisted ensemble model. We extract the payload using malware-jail sandbox to get the real script. Upon getting the extracted script, we analyse it to define the features that are needed for creating the dataset. We compute Pearson's r between every feature for feature extraction. An ensemble model consisting of Sequential Minimal Optimization (SMO), Voted Perceptron and AdaBoost algorithm is used with voting technique to detect malicious JavaScript. Experimental results show that our proposed model can detect obfuscated and de-obfuscated malicious JavaScript with an accuracy of 99.6% and 0.03s detection time. Our model performs better than other state-of-the-art models in terms of accuracy and least training and detection time.

Herrera, Adrian.  2020.  Optimizing Away JavaScript Obfuscation. 2020 IEEE 20th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM). :215—220.

JavaScript is a popular attack vector for releasing malicious payloads on unsuspecting Internet users. Authors of this malicious JavaScript often employ numerous obfuscation techniques in order to prevent the automatic detection by antivirus and hinder manual analysis by professional malware analysts. Consequently, this paper presents SAFE-DEOBS, a JavaScript deobfuscation tool that we have built. The aim of SAFE-DEOBS is to automatically deobfuscate JavaScript malware such that an analyst can more rapidly determine the malicious script's intent. This is achieved through a number of static analyses, inspired by techniques from compiler theory. We demonstrate the utility of SAFE-DEOBS through a case study on real-world JavaScript malware, and show that it is a useful addition to a malware analyst's toolset.

2021-05-03
Lehniger, Kai, Aftowicz, Marcin J., Langendorfer, Peter, Dyka, Zoya.  2020.  Challenges of Return-Oriented-Programming on the Xtensa Hardware Architecture. 2020 23rd Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD). :154–158.
This paper shows how the Xtensa architecture can be attacked with Return-Oriented-Programming (ROP). The presented techniques include possibilities for both supported Application Binary Interfaces (ABIs). Especially for the windowed ABI a powerful mechanism is presented that not only allows to jump to gadgets but also to manipulate registers without relying on specific gadgets. This paper purely focuses on how the properties of the architecture itself can be exploited to chain gadgets and not on specific attacks or a gadget catalog.
Luo, Lan, Zhang, Yue, Zou, Cliff, Shao, Xinhui, Ling, Zhen, Fu, Xinwen.  2020.  On Runtime Software Security of TrustZone-M Based IoT Devices. GLOBECOM 2020 - 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference. :1–7.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been increasingly integrated into our daily life. However, such smart devices suffer a broad attack surface. Particularly, attacks targeting the device software at runtime are challenging to defend against if IoT devices use resource-constrained microcontrollers (MCUs). TrustZone-M, a TrustZone extension for MCUs, is an emerging security technique fortifying MCU based IoT devices. This paper presents the first security analysis of potential software security issues in TrustZone-M enabled MCUs. We explore the stack-based buffer overflow (BOF) attack for code injection, return-oriented programming (ROP) attack, heap-based BOF attack, format string attack, and attacks against Non-secure Callable (NSC) functions in the context of TrustZone-M. We validate these attacks using the Microchip SAM L11 MCU, which uses the ARM Cortex-M23 processor with the TrustZone-M technology. Strategies to mitigate these software attacks are also discussed.
2021-04-09
Noiprasong, P., Khurat, A..  2020.  An IDS Rule Redundancy Verification. 2020 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (JCSSE). :110—115.
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a network security software and hardware widely used to detect anomaly network traffics by comparing the traffics against rules specified beforehand. Snort is one of the most famous open-source IDS system. To write a rule, Snort specifies structure and values in Snort manual. This specification is expressive enough to write in different way with the same meaning. If there are rule redundancy, it could distract performance. We, thus, propose a proof of semantical issues for Snort rule and found four pairs of Snort rule combinations that can cause redundancy. In addition, we create a tool to verify such redundancy between two rules on the public rulesets from Snort community and Emerging threat. As a result of our test, we found several redundancy issues in public rulesets if the user enables commented rules.
2021-04-08
Westland, T., Niu, N., Jha, R., Kapp, D., Kebede, T..  2020.  Relating the Empirical Foundations of Attack Generation and Vulnerability Discovery. 2020 IEEE 21st International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI). :37–44.
Automatically generating exploits for attacks receives much attention in security testing and auditing. However, little is known about the continuous effect of automatic attack generation and detection. In this paper, we develop an analytic model to understand the cost-benefit tradeoffs in light of the process of vulnerability discovery. We develop a three-phased model, suggesting that the cumulative malware detection has a productive period before the rate of gain flattens. As the detection mechanisms co-evolve, the gain will likely increase. We evaluate our analytic model by using an anti-virus tool to detect the thousands of Trojans automatically created. The anti-virus scanning results over five months show the validity of the model and point out future research directions.
2021-03-09
Lee, T., Chang, L., Syu, C..  2020.  Deep Learning Enabled Intrusion Detection and Prevention System over SDN Networks. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops). :1—6.

The Software Defined Network (SDN) provides higher programmable functionality for network configuration and management dynamically. Moreover, SDN introduces a centralized management approach by dividing the network into control and data planes. In this paper, we introduce a deep learning enabled intrusion detection and prevention system (DL-IDPS) to prevent secure shell (SSH) brute-force attacks and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in SDN. The packet length in SDN switch has been collected as a sequence for deep learning models to identify anomalous and malicious packets. Four deep learning models, including Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) and Stacked Auto-encoder (SAE), are implemented and compared for the proposed DL-IDPS. The experimental results show that the proposed MLP based DL-IDPS has the highest accuracy which can achieve nearly 99% and 100% accuracy to prevent SSH Brute-force and DDoS attacks, respectively.

Zhou, B., He, J., Tan, M..  2020.  A Two-stage P2P Botnet Detection Method Based on Statistical Features. 2020 IEEE 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS). :497—502.

P2P botnet has become one of the most serious threats to today's network security. It can be used to launch kinds of malicious activities, ranging from spamming to distributed denial of service attack. However, the detection of P2P botnet is always challenging because of its decentralized architecture. In this paper, we propose a two-stage P2P botnet detection method which only relies on several traffic statistical features. This method first detects P2P hosts based on three statistical features, and then distinguishes P2P bots from benign P2P hosts by means of another two statistical features. Experimental evaluations on real-world traffic datasets shows that our method is able to detect hidden P2P bots with a detection accuracy of 99.7% and a false positive rate of only 0.3% within 5 minutes.

2021-03-04
Afreen, A., Aslam, M., Ahmed, S..  2020.  Analysis of Fileless Malware and its Evasive Behavior. 2020 International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS). :1—8.

Malware is any software that causes harm to the user information, computer systems or network. Modern computing and internet systems are facing increase in malware threats from the internet. It is observed that different malware follows the same patterns in their structure with minimal alterations. The type of threats has evolved, from file-based malware to fileless malware, such kind of threats are also known as Advance Volatile Threat (AVT). Fileless malware is complex and evasive, exploiting pre-installed trusted programs to infiltrate information with its malicious intent. Fileless malware is designed to run in system memory with a very small footprint, leaving no artifacts on physical hard drives. Traditional antivirus signatures and heuristic analysis are unable to detect this kind of malware due to its sophisticated and evasive nature. This paper provides information relating to detection, mitigation and analysis for such kind of threat.

Matin, I. Muhamad Malik, Rahardjo, B..  2020.  A Framework for Collecting and Analysis PE Malware Using Modern Honey Network (MHN). 2020 8th International Conference on Cyber and IT Service Management (CITSM). :1—5.

Nowadays, Windows is an operating system that is very popular among people, especially users who have limited knowledge of computers. But unconsciously, the security threat to the windows operating system is very high. Security threats can be in the form of illegal exploitation of the system. The most common attack is using malware. To determine the characteristics of malware using dynamic analysis techniques and static analysis is very dependent on the availability of malware samples. Honeypot is the most effective malware collection technique. But honeypot cannot determine the type of file format contained in malware. File format information is needed for the purpose of handling malware analysis that is focused on windows-based malware. For this reason, we propose a framework that can collect malware information as well as identify malware PE file type formats. In this study, we collected malware samples using a modern honey network. Next, we performed a feature extraction to determine the PE file format. Then, we classify types of malware using VirusTotal scanning. As the results of this study, we managed to get 1.222 malware samples. Out of 1.222 malware samples, we successfully extracted 945 PE malware. This study can help researchers in other research fields, such as machine learning and deep learning, for malware detection.

2021-02-10
Anagandula, K., Zavarsky, P..  2020.  An Analysis of Effectiveness of Black-Box Web Application Scanners in Detection of Stored SQL Injection and Stored XSS Vulnerabilities. 2020 3rd International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (ICDIS). :40—48.

Black-box web application scanners are used to detect vulnerabilities in the web application without any knowledge of the source code. Recent research had shown their poor performance in detecting stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and stored SQL Injection (SQLI). The detection efficiency of four black-box scanners on two testbeds, Wackopicko and Custom testbed Scanit (obtained from [5]), have been analyzed in this paper. The analysis showed that the scanners need to be improved for better detection of multi-step stored XSS and stored SQLI. This study involves the interaction between the selected scanners and the web application to measure their efficiency of inserting proper attack vectors in appropriate fields. The results of this research paper indicate that there is not much difference in terms of performance between open-source and commercial black-box scanners used in this research. However, it may depend on the policies and trust issues of the companies using them according to their needs. Some of the possible recommendations are provided to improve the detection rate of stored SQLI and stored XSS vulnerabilities in this paper. The study concludes that the state-of-the-art of automated black-box web application scanners in 2020 needs to be improved to detect stored XSS and stored SQLI more effectively.

Averin, A., Zyulyarkina, N..  2020.  Malicious Qr-Code Threats and Vulnerability of Blockchain. 2020 Global Smart Industry Conference (GloSIC). :82—86.

Today’s rapidly changing world, is observing fast development of QR-code and Blockchain technologies. It is worth noting that these technologies have also received a boost for sharing. The user gets the opportunity to receive / send funds, issue invoices for payment and transfer, for example, Bitcoin using QR-code. This paper discusses the security of using the symbiosis of Blockchain and QR-code technologies, and the vulnerabilities that arise in this case. The following vulnerabilities were considered: fake QR generators, stickers for cryptomats, phishing using QR-codes, create Malicious QR-Codes for Hack Phones and Other Scanners. The possibility of creating the following malicious QR codes while using the QRGen tool was considered: SQL Injections, XSS (Cross-Site Scripting), Command Injection, Format String, XXE (XML External Entity), String Fuzzing, SSI (Server-Side Includes) Injection, LFI (Local File Inclusion) / Directory Traversal.

Hou, N., Zheng, Y..  2020.  CloakLoRa: A Covert Channel over LoRa PHY. 2020 IEEE 28th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP). :1—11.
This paper describes our design and implementation of a covert channel over LoRa physical layer (PHY). LoRa adopts a unique modulation scheme (chirp spread spectrum (CSS)) to enable long range communication at low-power consumption. CSS uses the initial frequencies of LoRa chirps to differentiate LoRa symbols, while simply ignoring other RF parameters (e.g., amplitude and phase). Our study reveals that the LoRa physical layer leaves sufficient room to build a covert channel by embedding covert information with a modulation scheme orthogonal to CSS. To demonstrate the feasibility of building a covert channel, we implement CloakLoRa. CloakLoRa embeds covert information into a regular LoRa packet by modulating the amplitudes of LoRa chirps while keeping the frequency intact. As amplitude modulation is orthogonal to CSS, a regular LoRa node receives the LoRa packet as if no secret information is embedded into the packet. Such an embedding method is transparent to all security mechanisms at upper layers in current LoRaWAN. As such, an attacker can create an amplitude modulated covert channel over LoRa without being detected by current LoRaWAN security mechanism. We conduct comprehensive evaluations with COTS LoRa nodes and receive-only software defined radios and experiment results show that CloakLoRa can send covert information over 250m.
2021-02-08
Fauzan, A., Sukarno, P., Wardana, A. A..  2020.  Overhead Analysis of the Use of Digital Signature in MQTT Protocol for Constrained Device in the Internet of Things System. 2020 3rd International Conference on Computer and Informatics Engineering (IC2IE). :415–420.
This paper presents an overhead analysis of the use of digital signature mechanisms in the Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol for three classes of constrained-device. Because the resources provided by constrained-devices are very limited, the purpose of this overhead analysis is to help find out the advantages and disadvantages of each class of constrained-devices after a security mechanism has been applied, namely by applying a digital signature mechanism. The objective of using this digital signature mechanism is for providing integrity, that if the payload sent and received in its destination is still original and not changed during the transmission process. The overhead analysis aspects performed are including analyzing decryption time, signature verification performance, message delivery time, memory and flash usage in the three classes of constrained-device. Based on the overhead analysis result, it can be seen that for decryption time and signature verification performance, the Class-2 device is the fastest one. For message delivery time, the smallest time needed for receiving the payload is Class-l device. For memory usage, the Class-2 device is providing the biggest available memory and flash.
2021-01-28
He, H. Y., Yang, Z. Guo, Chen, X. N..  2020.  PERT: Payload Encoding Representation from Transformer for Encrypted Traffic Classification. 2020 ITU Kaleidoscope: Industry-Driven Digital Transformation (ITU K). :1—8.

Traffic identification becomes more important yet more challenging as related encryption techniques are rapidly developing nowadays. In difference to recent deep learning methods that apply image processing to solve such encrypted traffic problems, in this paper, we propose a method named Payload Encoding Representation from Transformer (PERT) to perform automatic traffic feature extraction using a state-of-the-art dynamic word embedding technique. Based on this, we further provide a traffic classification framework in which unlabeled traffic is utilized to pre-train an encoding network that learns the contextual distribution of traffic payload bytes. Then, the downward classification reuses the pre-trained network to obtain an enhanced classification result. By implementing experiments on a public encrypted traffic data set and our captured Android HTTPS traffic, we prove the proposed method can achieve an obvious better effectiveness than other compared baselines. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time the encrypted traffic classification with the dynamic word embedding alone with its pre-training strategy has been addressed.

2021-01-11
Papadogiannaki, E., Deyannis, D., Ioannidis, S..  2020.  Head(er)Hunter: Fast Intrusion Detection using Packet Metadata Signatures. 2020 IEEE 25th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD). :1–6.
More than 75% of the Internet traffic is now encrypted, while this percentage is constantly increasing. The majority of communications are secured using common encryption protocols such as SSL/TLS and IPsec to ensure security and protect the privacy of Internet users. Yet, encryption can be exploited to hide malicious activities. Traditionally, network traffic inspection is based on techniques like deep packet inspection (DPI). Common applications for DPI include but are not limited to firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, L7 filtering and packet forwarding. The core functionality of such DPI implementations is based on pattern matching that enables searching for specific strings or regular expressions inside the packet contents. With the widespread adoption of network encryption though, DPI tools that rely on packet payload content are becoming less effective, demanding the development of more sophisticated techniques in order to adapt to current network encryption trends. In this work, we present HeaderHunter, a fast signature-based intrusion detection system even in encrypted network traffic. We generate signatures using only network packet metadata extracted from packet headers. Also, to cope with the ever increasing network speeds, we accelerate the inner computations of our proposed system using off-the-shelf GPUs.
Khandait, P., Hubballi, N., Mazumdar, B..  2020.  Efficient Keyword Matching for Deep Packet Inspection based Network Traffic Classification. 2020 International Conference on COMmunication Systems NETworkS (COMSNETS). :567–570.
Network traffic classification has a range of applications in network management including QoS and security monitoring. Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is one of the effective method used for traffic classification. DPI is computationally expensive operation involving string matching between payload and application signatures. Existing traffic classification techniques perform multiple scans of payload to classify the application flows - first scan to extract the words and the second scan to match the words with application signatures. In this paper we propose an approach which can classify network flows with single scan of flow payloads using a heuristic method to achieve a sub-linear search complexity. The idea is to scan few initial bytes of payload and determine potential application signature(s) for subsequent signature matching. We perform experiments with a large dataset containing 171873 network flows and show that it has a good classification accuracy of 98%.
2020-11-09
Göktaş, E., Kollenda, B., Koppe, P., Bosman, E., Portokalidis, G., Holz, T., Bos, H., Giuffrida, C..  2018.  Position-Independent Code Reuse: On the Effectiveness of ASLR in the Absence of Information Disclosure. 2018 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS P). :227–242.
Address-space layout randomization is a wellestablished defense against code-reuse attacks. However, it can be completely bypassed by just-in-time code-reuse attacks that rely on information disclosure of code addresses via memory or side-channel exposure. To address this fundamental weakness, much recent research has focused on detecting and mitigating information disclosure. The assumption being that if we perfect such techniques, we will not only maintain layout secrecy but also stop code reuse. In this paper, we demonstrate that an advanced attacker can mount practical code-reuse attacks even in the complete absence of information disclosure. To this end, we present Position-Independent Code-Reuse Attacks, a new class of codereuse attacks relying on the relative rather than absolute location of code gadgets in memory. By means of memory massaging, the attacker first makes the victim program generate a rudimentary ROP payload (for instance, containing code pointers that target instructions "close" to relevant gadgets). Afterwards, the addresses in this payload are patched with small offsets via relative memory writes. To establish the practicality of such attacks, we present multiple Position-Independent ROP exploits against real-world software. After showing that we can bypass ASLR in current systems without requiring information disclosures, we evaluate the impact of our technique on other defenses, such as fine-grained ASLR, multi-variant execution, execute-only memory and re-randomization. We conclude by discussing potential mitigations.
2020-10-29
Xylogiannopoulos, Konstantinos F., Karampelas, Panagiotis, Alhajj, Reda.  2019.  Text Mining for Malware Classification Using Multivariate All Repeated Patterns Detection. 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM). :887—894.

Mobile phones have become nowadays a commodity to the majority of people. Using them, people are able to access the world of Internet and connect with their friends, their colleagues at work or even unknown people with common interests. This proliferation of the mobile devices has also been seen as an opportunity for the cyber criminals to deceive smartphone users and steel their money directly or indirectly, respectively, by accessing their bank accounts through the smartphones or by blackmailing them or selling their private data such as photos, credit card data, etc. to third parties. This is usually achieved by installing malware to smartphones masking their malevolent payload as a legitimate application and advertise it to the users with the hope that mobile users will install it in their devices. Thus, any existing application can easily be modified by integrating a malware and then presented it as a legitimate one. In response to this, scientists have proposed a number of malware detection and classification methods using a variety of techniques. Even though, several of them achieve relatively high precision in malware classification, there is still space for improvement. In this paper, we propose a text mining all repeated pattern detection method which uses the decompiled files of an application in order to classify a suspicious application into one of the known malware families. Based on the experimental results using a real malware dataset, the methodology tries to correctly classify (without any misclassification) all randomly selected malware applications of 3 categories with 3 different families each.

2020-10-26
Zhang, Kewang, Zahng, Qiong.  2018.  Preserve Location Privacy for Cyber-Physical Systems with Addresses Hashing at Data Link Layer. 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 16th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 4th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS). :1028–1032.
Due to their low complexity and robustness in nature, wireless sensor networks are a key component in cyber-physical system. The integration of wireless sensor network in cyber-physical system provides immense benefits in distributed controlled environment. However, the open nature of the wireless medium makes resource-constrained WSN vulnerable to unauthorized interception and detection. Privacy is becoming one of the major issues that jeopardize the successful deployment of WSN. In this paper, we propose a scheme named HASHA to provide location privacy. Different from previous approaches, HASHA protect nodes' location privacy at data link layer. It is well known that payload at data link layer frame is well protected through cryptosystem, but addresses at data link layer leaves unprotected. The adversaries can identify nodes in the network easily by capturing frames and check the source and destination addresses. If both addresses are well protected and unknown to the adversaries, they cannot identify nodes of the targeted networks, rendering it very difficult to launch traffic analysis and locate subjects. Simulation and analytical results demonstrate that our scheme provides stronger privacy protection and requires much less energy.
2020-09-28
Li, Lin, Wei, Linfeng.  2019.  Automatic XSS Detection and Automatic Anti-Anti-Virus Payload Generation. 2019 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC). :71–76.
In the Web 2.0 era, user interaction makes Web application more diverse, but brings threats, among which XSS vulnerability is the common and pernicious one. In order to promote the efficiency of XSS detection, this paper investigates the parameter characteristics of malicious XSS attacks. We identify whether a parameter is malicious or not through detecting user input parameters with SVM algorithm. The original malicious XSS parameters are deformed by DQN algorithm for reinforcement learning for rule-based WAF to be anti-anti-virus. Based on this method, we can identify whether a specific WAF is secure. The above model creates a more efficient automatic XSS detection tool and a more targeted automatic anti-anti-virus payload generation tool. This paper also explores the automatic generation of XSS attack codes with RNN LSTM algorithm.
Lv, Chengcheng, Zhang, Long, Zeng, Fanping, Zhang, Jian.  2019.  Adaptive Random Testing for XSS Vulnerability. 2019 26th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC). :63–69.
XSS is one of the common vulnerabilities in web applications. Many black-box testing tools may collect a large number of payloads and traverse them to find a payload that can be successfully injected, but they are not very efficient. And previous research has paid less attention to how to improve the efficiency of black-box testing to detect XSS vulnerability. To improve the efficiency of testing, we develop an XSS testing tool. It collects 6128 payloads and uses a headless browser to detect XSS vulnerability. The tool can discover XSS vulnerability quickly with the ART(Adaptive Random Testing) method. We conduct an experiment using 3 extensively adopted open source vulnerable benchmarks and 2 actual websites to evaluate the ART method. The experimental results indicate that the ART method can effectively improve the fuzzing method by more than 27.1% in reducing the number of attempts before accomplishing a successful injection.
2020-09-04
Carpentier, Eleonore, Thomasset, Corentin, Briffaut, Jeremy.  2019.  Bridging The Gap: Data Exfiltration In Highly Secured Environments Using Bluetooth IoTs. 2019 IEEE 37th International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD). :297—300.
IoT devices introduce unprecedented threats into home and professional networks. As they fail to adhere to security best practices, they are broadly exploited by malicious actors to build botnets or steal sensitive information. Their adoption challenges established security standard as classic security measures are often inappropriate to secure them. This is even more problematic in sensitive environments where the presence of insecure IoTs can be exploited to bypass strict security policies. In this paper, we demonstrate an attack against a highly secured network using a Bluetooth smart bulb. This attack allows a malicious actor to take advantage of a smart bulb to exfiltrate data from an air gapped network.
2020-08-07
Carpentier, Eleonore, Thomasset, Corentin, Briffaut, Jeremy.  2019.  Bridging The Gap: Data Exfiltration In Highly Secured Environments Using Bluetooth IoTs.

IoT devices introduce unprecedented threats into home and professional networks. As they fail to adhere to security best practices, they are broadly exploited by malicious actors to build botnets or steal sensitive information. Their adoption challenges established security standard as classic security measures are often inappropriate to secure them. This is even more problematic in sensitive environments where the presence of insecure IoTs can be exploited to bypass strict security policies. In this paper, we demonstrate an attack against a highly secured network using a Bluetooth smart bulb. This attack allows a malicious actor to take advantage of a smart bulb to exfiltrate data from an air gapped network.