HoneyID : Unveiling Hidden Spywares by Generating Bogus Events [chapter]

Jeheon Han, Jonghoon Kwon, Heejo Lee
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing  
A particular type of spyware which uses the user's events covertly, such as keyloggers and password stealers, has become a big threat to Internet users. Due to the prevalence of spywares, the user's private information can easily be exposed to an attacker. Conventional anti-spyware programs have used signatures to defend against spywares. Unfortunately, this mechanism cannot detect unknown spywares. In this paper, we propose a spyware detection mechanism, called HoneyID, which can detect
more » ... spywares using an enticement strategy. HoneyID generates bogus events to trigger the spyware's actions and then detects hidden spywares among running processes which operate abnormally. We implemented the HoneyID mechanism as a windows based, and evaluated it's effectiveness against 6 different known spywares(3 keyloggers and 3 ftp password sniffers). From this study, we show that the HoneyID can be effective to detect unknown spywares with high accuracy.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-09699-5_43 fatcat:73ykvet7a5gh7gfa6towwlmczu