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Malicious web pages are among the major security threats on the Web. Most of the existing techniques for detecting malicious web pages focus on specific attacks. Unfortunately, attacks are getting more complex whereby attackers use blended techniques to evade existing countermeasures. In this paper, we present a holistic and at the same time lightweight(More)
Organized cybercrime on the Internet is proliferating due to exploit kits. Attacks launched through these kits include drive-by-downloads, spam and denial-of-service. In this paper, we tackle the problem of detecting whether a given URL is hosted by an exploit kit. Through an extensive analysis of the workflows of about 40 different exploit kits, we develop(More)
Intrusion detection systems are deployed on hosts in a computing infrastructure to tackle undesired events in the course of usage of the systems. One of the promising domains of applying intrusion detection is the healthcare domain. A typical healthcare scenario is characterized by high degree of mobility, frequent interruptions and above all demands access(More)
Most existing work to thwart malicious web pages capture maliciousness via discriminative artifacts, learn a model, and detect by leveraging static and/or dynamic analysis. Unfortunately, there is a two-sided evolution of the artifacts of web pages. On one hand, cybercriminals constantly revamp attack payloads in malicious web pages. On the other hand,(More)
ICT seems well understood as a tool and an infrastructure for delivering information and services for the society and for allowing communications through interactions among the service users —mostly, the digital society. Using ICT for ensuring better life requires far more than good infrastructure, ICT know-how and the various techniques and tools(More)
This paper presents a web-based tool to supplement defense against security misconfiguration vulnerabilities in web applications. The tool automatically audits security configuration settings of server environments in web application development and deployment. It also offers features to automatically adjust security configuration settings and(More)
—The emergence of exploit kits is one of the most important developments in modern cybercrime. Much of cyber-security research in the recent years has been devoted towards defending citizens from harm delivered through exploit kits. In this paper, we examine an alternate, counter-offensive strategy towards combating cybercrime launched through exploit kits.(More)
Web applications and server environments hosting them rely on configuration settings that influence their security, usability, and performance. Misconfiguration results in severe security vulnerabilities. Recent trends show that misconfiguration is among the top critical risks in web applications. While effective at uncovering numerous classes of(More)