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Title: Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack on a digital processing device

Abstract

Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: comparing at least part of a document to a static detection model; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the comparison of the document to the static detection model; executing at least part of the document; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the execution of the at least part of the document; and if attacking code is determined to be included in the document based on at least one of the comparison of the document to the static detection model and the execution of the at least part of the document, reporting the presence of an attack. In some embodiments, the methods include: selecting a data segment in at least one portion of an electronic document; determining whether the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered without causing the electronic document to result in an error when processed by a corresponding program; in response to determining that the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered, arbitrarily altering the data segment in the at least one portion of the electronic document to produce an altered electronic document;more » and determining whether the corresponding program produces an error state when the altered electronic document is processed by the corresponding program.« less

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496606
Patent Number(s):
10181026
Application Number:
15/400,127
Assignee:
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jan 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Stolfo, Salvatore J., Li, Wei-Jen, Keromytis, Angelos D., and Androulaki, Elli. Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack on a digital processing device. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Stolfo, Salvatore J., Li, Wei-Jen, Keromytis, Angelos D., & Androulaki, Elli. Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack on a digital processing device. United States.
Stolfo, Salvatore J., Li, Wei-Jen, Keromytis, Angelos D., and Androulaki, Elli. Tue . "Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack on a digital processing device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496606.
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abstractNote = {Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: comparing at least part of a document to a static detection model; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the comparison of the document to the static detection model; executing at least part of the document; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the execution of the at least part of the document; and if attacking code is determined to be included in the document based on at least one of the comparison of the document to the static detection model and the execution of the at least part of the document, reporting the presence of an attack. In some embodiments, the methods include: selecting a data segment in at least one portion of an electronic document; determining whether the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered without causing the electronic document to result in an error when processed by a corresponding program; in response to determining that the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered, arbitrarily altering the data segment in the at least one portion of the electronic document to produce an altered electronic document; and determining whether the corresponding program produces an error state when the altered electronic document is processed by the corresponding program.},
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