Static Analysis of Executables to Detect Malicious Patterns
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Overview: In the interconnected world of computers, malicious code has become an omnipresent and dangerous threat. Malicious code can infiltrate hosts using a variety of methods such as attacks against known software flaws, hidden functionality in regular programs, and social engineering. Given the devastating effect malicious code has on the cyber infrastructure, identifying malicious programs is an important goal. Detecting the presence of malicious code on a given host is a crucial component of any defense mechanism. This paper, develops a methodology for detecting malicious patterns in executables.