Forensic Malware Analysis: The Value of Fuzzy Hashing Algorithms in Identifying Similarities

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Sarantinos, Nikolaos, Benzaid, Chafika, Arabiat, Omar and Al-Nemrat, A. 2017. Forensic Malware Analysis: The Value of Fuzzy Hashing Algorithms in Identifying Similarities. in: 2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA IEEE. pp. 1782-1787
AuthorsSarantinos, Nikolaos, Benzaid, Chafika, Arabiat, Omar and Al-Nemrat, A.
Abstract

This research aims to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of fuzzing hashing algorithm in the identification of similarities in Malware Analysis. More precisely, it will present the benefit of using fuzzy hashing algorithms, such as ssdeep, sdhash, mvHash and mrsh – v2, in identifying similarities in Malware domain. The obtained results will be compared with the traditional and most common Cryptographic Hashes, such as the MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256. Furthermore, it will highlight the pros and cons of fuzzy and cryptographic hashing, as well as their adoption in real world applications.

KeywordsDigital forensics; Fuzzy hashing; Malware analysis
Book title2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA
Page range1782-1787
Year2017
PublisherIEEE
Publication dates
Online09 Feb 2017
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Deposited27 Feb 2017
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-16)
ISBN978-1-5090-3205-1
978-1-5090-3206-8
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1109/TrustCom.2016.0274
Web address (URL)http://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom.2016.0274
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