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HAPSSA: Holistic Approach to PDF Malware Detection Using Signal and Statistical Analysis [article]

Tajuddin Manhar Mohammed, Lakshmanan Nataraj, Satish Chikkagoudar, Shivkumar Chandrasekaran, B.S. Manjunath
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we derive a simple yet effective holistic approach to PDF malware detection that leverages signal and statistical analysis of malware binaries.  ...  Using a dataset of nearly 30,000 PDF files containing both malware and benign samples, we show that our holistic approach maintains a high detection rate (99.92%) of PDF malware and even detects new malicious  ...  *Lakshmanan Nataraj contributed to this work while he was employed at Mayachitra.  ... 
arXiv:2111.04703v1 fatcat:vekvcukv2nhm5b6nnk4unaqpwy