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Dynamic Spyware Analysis

by Manuel Egele, Christopher Kruegel, Engin Kirda, Heng Yin, Dawn Song

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'In this paper, we present a novel dynamic analysis approach that precisely tracks the flow of sensitive information as it is processed by the web browser and any loaded browser helper objects. Using the results of our analysis, we can identify unknown components as spyware and provide comprehensive reports on their behavior. In particular, our approach allows a human analyst to observe the actual flows of sensitive data in the system. Based on this information, it is possible to precisely determine which sensitive data is accessed and where this data is sent to. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the detection and the comprehensiveness of the generated reports, we evaluated our system on a substantial body of spyware and benign samples.'
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