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Spy-sense: Spyware tool for executing stealthy exploits against sensor networks
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Communication Networks.
2013 (English)In: HotWiSec 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Workshop on Hot Topics on Wireless Network Security and Privacy, 2013, 7-11 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As the domains of pervasive computing and sensor networking are expanding, a new era is emerging, enabling the design and proliferation of intelligent sensor-based applications. At the same time, it is important to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, integrity and availability of both the data and network resources. However, a common threat that is often overlooked in the design of secure sensor network applicationsis the existence of spyware programs. This work demonstrates Spy-Sense, a spyware tool that allows the injection of stealthy exploits in the nodes of a sensor network. Spy-Sense is hard to recognize and get rid of, and once activated, it runs discretely in the background without interfering or disrupting normal network operation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first instance of a spyware program that can be used to attack the confidentiality and functionality of a sensor network.

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2013. 7-11 p.
Keyword [en]
Exploits, Malicious code injection, Multi-stage buffer overflow attacks, Spyware, Wireless sensor networks
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134136DOI: 10.1145/2463183.2463186ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879530265ISBN: 978-145032003-0OAI: diva2:665216
2013 2nd ACM Workshop on Hot Topics on Wireless Network Security and Privacy, HotWiSec 2013; Budapest; Hungary; 19 April 2013 through 19 April 2013

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Available from: 2013-11-19 Created: 2013-11-18 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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