T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services

Detecting Peripheral-based Attacks on the Host Memory

Authors: Stewin, Patrick

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  • Examines stealthy peripheral-based attacks on host computers
  • Presents a new approach to detecting such attacks
  • Offers an innovative new runtime detector for malware detection
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This work addresses stealthy peripheral-based attacks on host computers and presents a new approach to detecting them. Peripherals can be regarded as separate systems that have a dedicated processor and dedicated runtime memory to handle their tasks. The book addresses the problem that peripherals generally communicate with the host via the host’s main memory, storing cryptographic keys, passwords, opened files and other sensitive data in the process – an aspect attackers are quick to exploit.

Here, stealthy malicious software based on isolated micro-controllers is implemented to conduct an attack analysis, the results of which provide the basis for developing a novel runtime detector. The detector reveals stealthy peripheral-based attacks on the host’s main memory by exploiting certain hardware properties, while a permanent and resource-efficient measurement strategy ensures that the detector is also capable of detecting transient attacks, which can otherwise succeed when the applied strategy only measures intermittently. Attackers exploit this strategy by attacking the system in between two measurements and erasing all traces of the attack before the system is measured again.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13515-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13514-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38618-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detecting Peripheral-based Attacks on the Host Memory
Authors
Series Title
T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13515-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13515-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13514-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38618-8
Series ISSN
2192-2810
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 108
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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