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2020-07-27
Sudozai, M. A. K., Saleem, Shahzad.  2018.  Profiling of secure chat and calling apps from encrypted traffic. 2018 15th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST). :502–508.
Increased use of secure chat and voice/ video apps has transformed the social life. While the benefits and facilitations are seemingly limitless, so are the asscoiacted vulnerabilities and threats. Besides ensuring confidentiality requirements for common users, known facts of non-readable contents over the network make these apps more attractive for criminals. Though access to contents of cryptograhically secure sessions is not possible, network forensics of secure apps can provide interesting information which can be of great help during criminal invetigations. In this paper, we presented a novel framework of profiling the secure chat and voice/ video calling apps which can be employed to extract hidden patterns about the app, information of involved parties, activities of chatting, voice/ video calls, status indications and notifications while having no information of communication protocol of the app and its security architecture. Signatures of any secure app can be developed though our framework and can become base of a large scale solution. Our methodology is considered very important for different cases of criminal investigations and bussiness intelligence solutions for service provider networks. Our results are applicable to any mobile platform of iOS, android and windows.
2020-05-22
Platonov, A.V., Poleschuk, E.A., Bessmertny, I. A., Gafurov, N. R..  2018.  Using quantum mechanical framework for language modeling and information retrieval. 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT). :1—4.

This article shows the analogy between natural language texts and quantum-like systems on the example of the Bell test calculating. The applicability of the well-known Bell test for texts in Russian is investigated. The possibility of using this test for the text separation on the topics corresponding to the user query in information retrieval system is shown.

2020-04-17
Efendy, Rezky Aulia, Almaarif, Ahmad, Budiono, Avon, Saputra, Muhardi, Puspitasari, Warih, Sutoyo, Edi.  2019.  Exploring the Possibility of USB based Fork Bomb Attack on Windows Environment. 2019 International Conference on ICT for Smart Society (ICISS). 7:1—4.

The need for data exchange and storage is currently increasing. The increased need for data exchange and storage also increases the need for data exchange devices and media. One of the most commonly used media exchanges and data storage is the USB Flash Drive. USB Flash Drive are widely used because they are easy to carry and have a fairly large storage. Unfortunately, this increased need is not directly proportional to an increase in awareness of device security, both for USB flash drive devices and computer devices that are used as primary storage devices. This research shows the threats that can arise from the use of USB Flash Drive devices. The threat that is used in this research is the fork bomb implemented on an Arduino Pro Micro device that is converted to a USB Flash drive. The purpose of the Fork Bomb is to damage the memory performance of the affected devices. As a result, memory performance to execute the process will slow down. The use of a USB Flash drive as an attack vector with the fork bomb method causes users to not be able to access the operating system that was attacked. The results obtained indicate that the USB Flash Drive can be used as a medium of Fork Bomb attack on the Windows operating system.

Nair, Harsha, Sridaran, R..  2019.  An Innovative Model (HS) to Enhance the Security in Windows Operating System - A Case Study. 2019 6th International Conference on Computing for Sustainable Global Development (INDIACom). :1207—1211.

Confidentiality, authentication, privacy and integrity are the pillars of securing data. The most generic way of providing security is setting up passwords and usernames collectively known as login credentials. Operating systems use different techniques to ensure security of login credentials yet brute force attacks and dictionary attacks along with various other types which leads to success in passing or cracking passwords.The objective of proposed HS model is to enhance the protection of SAM file used by Windows Registry so that the system is preserved from intruders.

2020-01-27
Hsu, Hsiao-Tzu, Jong, Gwo-Jia, Chen, Jhih-Hao, Jhe, Ciou-Guo.  2019.  Improve Iot Security System Of Smart-Home By Using Support Vector Machine. 2019 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems (ICCCS). :674–677.
The traditional smart-home is designed to integrate the concept of the Internet of Things(IoT) into our home environment, and to improve the comfort of home. It connects electrical products and household goods to the network, and then monitors and controls them. However, this paper takes home safety as the main axis of research. It combines the past concept of smart-home and technology of machine learning to improve the whole system of smart-home. Through systematic self-learning, it automatically figure out whether it is normal or abnormal, and reports to remind building occupants safety. At the same time, it saves the cost of human resources preservation. This paper make a set of rules table as the basic criteria first, and then classify a part of data which collected by traditional Internet of Things of smart-home by manual way, which includes the opening and closing of doors and windows, the starting and stopping of motors, the connection and interruption of the system, and the time of sending each data to label, then use Support Vector Machine(SVM) algorithm to classify and build models, and then train it. The executed model is applied to our smart-home system. Finally, we verify the Accuracy of anomaly reporting in our system.
2019-06-24
Wright, D., Stroschein, J..  2018.  A Malware Analysis and Artifact Capture Tool. 2018 IEEE 16th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 16th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 4th Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech). :328–333.

Malware authors attempt to obfuscate and hide their code in its static and dynamic states. This paper provides a novel approach to aid analysis by intercepting and capturing malware artifacts and providing dynamic control of process flow. Capturing malware artifacts allows an analyst to more quickly and comprehensively understand malware behavior and obfuscation techniques and doing so interactively allows multiple code paths to be explored. The faster that malware can be analyzed the quicker the systems and data compromised by it can be determined and its infection stopped. This research proposes an instantiation of an interactive malware analysis and artifact capture tool.

2019-01-16
Hasslinger, G., Ntougias, K., Hasslinger, F., Hohlfeld, O..  2018.  Comparing Web Cache Implementations for Fast O(1) Updates Based on LRU, LFU and Score Gated Strategies. 2018 IEEE 23rd International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD). :1–7.
To be applicable to high user request workloads, web caching strategies benefit from low implementation and update effort. In this regard, the Least Recently Used (LRU) replacement principle is a simple and widely-used method. Despite its popularity, LRU has deficits in the achieved hit rate performance and cannot consider transport and network optimization criteria for selecting content to be cached. As a result, many alternatives have been proposed in the literature, which improve the cache performance at the cost of higher complexity. In this work, we evaluate the implementation complexity and runtime performance of LRU, Least Frequently Used (LFU), and score based strategies in the class of fast O(1) updates with constant effort per request. We implement Window LFU (W-LFU) within this class and show that O(1) update effort can be achieved. We further compare fast update schemes of Score Gated LRU and new Score Gated Polling (SGP). SGP is simpler than LRU and provides full flexibility for arbitrary score assessment per data object as information basis for performance optimization regarding network cost and quality measures.
Horton, M., Samanta, B., Reid, C., Chen, L., Kadlec, C..  2018.  Development of a Secure, Heterogeneous Cloud Robotics Infrastructure: Implementing a Mesh VPN and Robotic File System Security Practices. SoutheastCon 2018. :1–8.

Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enveloping our society at an exponential rate due to lessening costs and better availability of hardware and software. Additionally, Cloud Robotics and Robot Operating System (ROS) can offset onboard processing power. However, strong and fundamental security practices have not been applied to fully protect these systems., partially negating the benefits of IoT. Researchers are therefore tasked with finding ways of securing communications and systems. Since security and convenience are oftentimes at odds, securing many heterogeneous components without compromising performance can be daunting. Protecting systems from attacks and ensuring that connections and instructions are from approved devices, all while maintaining the performance is imperative. This paper focuses on the development of security best practices and a mesh framework with an open-source, multipoint-to-multipoint virtual private network (VPN) that can tie Linux, Windows, IOS., and Android devices into one secure fabric, with heterogeneous mobile robotic platforms running ROSPY in a secure cloud robotics infrastructure.

Rodríguez, R. J., Martín-Pérez, M., Abadía, I..  2018.  A tool to compute approximation matching between windows processes. 2018 6th International Symposium on Digital Forensic and Security (ISDFS). :1–6.
Finding identical digital objects (or artifacts) during a forensic analysis is commonly achieved by means of cryptographic hashing functions, such as MD5, SHA1, or SHA-256, to name a few. However, these functions suffer from the avalanche effect property, which guarantees that if an input is changed slightly the output changes significantly. Hence, these functions are unsuitable for typical digital forensics scenarios where a forensics memory image from a likely compromised machine shall be analyzed. This memory image file contains a snapshot of processes (instances of executable files) which were up on execution when the dumping process was done. However, processes are relocated at memory and contain dynamic data that depend on the current execution and environmental conditions. Therefore, the comparison of cryptographic hash values of different processes from the same executable file will be negative. Bytewise approximation matching algorithms may help in these scenarios, since they provide a similarity measurement in the range [0,1] between similar inputs instead of a yes/no answer (in the range 0,1). In this paper, we introduce ProcessFuzzyHash, a Volatility plugin that enables us to compute approximation hash values of processes contained in a Windows memory dump.
Lewis, Stephen G., Palumbo, Timothy.  2018.  BitLocker Full-Disk Encryption: Four Years Later. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM on SIGUCCS Annual Conference. :147–150.
Microsoft BitLocker full-disk encryption has been widely implemented at Lehigh University since 2014 on both laptop and desktop computers. This retrospective review will summarize BitLocker's selection factors, initial testing, mass deployment, and important lessons learned. Additionally, this review will also discuss the university's transition to Windows 10 and how it positively impacted the use of BitLocker.
2018-11-14
Wang, G., Sun, Y., He, Q., Xin, G., Wang, B..  2018.  A Content Auditing Method of IPsec VPN. 2018 IEEE Third International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC). :634–639.

As one of the most commonly used protocols in VPN technology, IPsec has many advantages. However, certain difficulties are posed to the audit work by the protection of in-formation. In this paper, we propose an audit method via man-in-the-middle mechanism, and design a prototype system with DPDK technology. Experiments are implemented in an IPv4 network environment, using default configuration of IPsec VPN configured with known PSK, on operating systems such as windows 7, windows 10, Android and iOS. Experimental results show that the prototype system can obtain the effect of content auditing well without affecting the normal communication between IPsec VPN users.

2018-03-26
Movahedi, Y., Cukier, M., Andongabo, A., Gashi, I..  2017.  Cluster-Based Vulnerability Assessment Applied to Operating Systems. 2017 13th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC). :18–25.

Organizations face the issue of how to best allocate their security resources. Thus, they need an accurate method for assessing how many new vulnerabilities will be reported for the operating systems (OSs) they use in a given time period. Our approach consists of clustering vulnerabilities by leveraging the text information within vulnerability records, and then simulating the mean value function of vulnerabilities by relaxing the monotonic intensity function assumption, which is prevalent among the studies that use software reliability models (SRMs) and nonhomogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) in modeling. We applied our approach to the vulnerabilities of four OSs: Windows, Mac, IOS, and Linux. For the OSs analyzed in terms of curve fitting and prediction capability, our results, compared to a power-law model without clustering issued from a family of SRMs, are more accurate in all cases we analyzed.

d Krit, S., Haimoud, E..  2017.  Overview of Firewalls: Types and Policies: Managing Windows Embedded Firewall Programmatically. 2017 International Conference on Engineering MIS (ICEMIS). :1–7.

Due to the increasing threat of network attacks, Firewall has become crucial elements in network security, and have been widely deployed in most businesses and institutions for securing private networks. The function of a firewall is to examine each packet that passes through it and decide whether to letting them pass or halting them based on preconfigured rules and policies, so firewall now is the first defense line against cyber attacks. However most of people doesn't know how firewall works, and the most users of windows operating system doesn't know how to use the windows embedded firewall. This paper explains how firewall works, firewalls types, and all you need to know about firewall policies, then presents a novel application (QudsWall) developed by authors that manages windows embedded firewall and make it easy to use.

2015-05-05
Sihan Qing.  2014.  Some issues regarding operating system security. Computer and Information Science (ICIS), 2014 IEEE/ACIS 13th International Conference on. :1-1.

Summary form only given. In this presentation, several issues regarding operating system security will be investigated. The general problems of OS security are to be addressed. We also discuss why we should consider the security aspects of the OS, and when a secure OS is needed. We delve into the topic of secure OS design as well focusing on covert channel analysis. The specific operating systems under consideration include Windows and Android.