Igino Corona

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In security-sensitive applications, the success of machine learning depends on a thorough vetting of their resistance to adversarial data. In one pertinent, well-motivated attack scenario, an adversary may attempt to evade a deployed system at test time by carefully manipulating attack samples. In this work, we present a simple but effective gradientbased(More)
In this paper we propose a novel, passive approach for detecting and tracking malicious flux service networks. Our detection system is based on passive analysis of recursive DNS (RDNS) traffic traces collected from multiple large networks. Contrary to previous work, our approach is not limited to the analysis of suspicious domain names extracted from spam(More)
In this paper, we present FluxBuster, a novel passive DNS traffic analysis system for detecting and tracking malicious flux networks. FluxBuster applies large-scale monitoring of DNS traffic traces generated by recursive DNS (RDNS) servers located in hundreds of different networks scattered across several different geographical locations. Unlike most(More)
PDF files have proved to be excellent malicious-code bearing vectors. Thanks to their flexible logical structure, an attack can be hidden in several ways, and easily deceive protection mechanisms based on file-type filtering. Recent work showed that malicious PDF files can be accurately detected by analyzing their <i>logical structure</i>, with excellent(More)
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) are one of the key components for securing computing infrastructures. Their objective is to protect against attempts to violate defense mechanisms. Indeed, IDSs themselves are part of the computing infrastructure, and thus they may be attacked by the same adversaries they are designed to detect. This is a relevant aspect,(More)
Clustering algorithms have become a popular tool in computer security to analyze the behavior of malware variants, identify novel malware families, and generate signatures for antivirus systems. However, the suitability of clustering algorithms for security-sensitive settings has been recently questioned by showing that they can be significantly compromised(More)
JavaScript is a dynamic programming language adopted in a variety of applications, including web pages, PDF Readers, widget engines, network platforms, office suites. Given its widespread presence throughout different software platforms, JavaScript is a primary tool for the development of novel -rapidly evolving- malicious exploits. If the classical(More)
Pattern classifiers have been widely used in adversarial settings like spam and malware detection, although they have not been originally designed to cope with intelligent attackers that manipulate data at test time to evade detection. While a number of adversary-aware learning algorithms have been proposed, they are computationally demanding and aim to(More)