Stealthy Malware Detection and Monitoring through VMM-Based "Out-of-the-Box" Semantic View Reconstruction

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Provided by: North Carolina State University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
An alarming trend in recent malware incidents is that they are armed with stealthy techniques to detect, evade, and subvert malware detection facilities of the victim. On the defensive side, a fundamental limitation of traditional host-based antimalware systems is that they run inside the very hosts they are protecting (\"In-the-box\"), making them vulnerable to counter detection and subversion by malware. To address this limitation, recent solutions based on Virtual Machine (VM) technologies advocate placing the malware detection facilities outside of the protected VM (\"Out-of-the-box\").
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