A Tour of the Computer Worm Detection Space

Nelson Ochieng, Waweru Mwangi, Ismael Ateya
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Computer worm detection has been a challenging and often elusive task. This is partly because of the difficulty of accurately modeling either the normal behavior of computer networks or the malicious actions of computer worms. This paper presents a literature review on the worm detection techniques, highlighting the worm characteristics leveraged for detection and the limitations of the various detection techniques. The paper broadly categorizes the worm detection approaches into content
more » ... re based detection, polymorphic worm detection, anomaly based detection, and behavioral signature based detection. The gap in the literature in the techniques is indicated and is the main contribution of the paper.
doi:10.5120/18169-9045 fatcat:cbddkayh7bfdtpcqdbjugu6iay