Evading Network-Level Emulation
Source: Cornell University
Recently more and more attention has been paid to the Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) which don't rely on signature based detection approach. Such solutions try to increase their defense level by using heuristics detection methods like network-level emulation. This technique allows the intrusion detection systems to stop unknown threats, which normally couldn't be stopped by standard signature detection techniques. In this paper author will describe general concepts of network-level emulation technique including its advantages and disadvantages (weak sides) together with providing potential countermeasures against this type of detection method.