Hack The Box: Fooling Deep Learning Abstraction-Based Monitors [article]

Sara Hajj Ibrahim, Mohamed Nassar
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Deep learning is a type of machine learning that adapts a deep hierarchy of concepts. Deep learning classifiers link the most basic version of concepts at the input layer to the most abstract version of concepts at the output layer, also known as a class or label. However, once trained over a finite set of classes, some deep learning models do not have the power to say that a given input does not belong to any of the classes and simply cannot be linked. Correctly invalidating the prediction of
more » ... nrelated classes is a challenging problem that has been tackled in many ways in the literature. Novelty detection gives deep learning the ability to output "do not know" for novel/unseen classes. Still, no attention has been given to the security aspects of novelty detection. In this paper, we consider the case study of abstraction-based novelty detection and show that it is not robust against adversarial samples. Moreover, we show the feasibility of crafting adversarial samples that fool the deep learning classifier and bypass the novelty detection monitoring at the same time. In other words, these monitoring boxes are hackable. We demonstrate that novelty detection itself ends up as an attack surface.
arXiv:2107.04764v3 fatcat:sgojuv5bhja6zfjmarl5hprdf4