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Detecting Malicious Code by Binary File Checking


  • Marius POPA



The object, library and executable code is stored in binary files. Functionality of a binary file is altered when its content or program source code is changed, causing undesired effects. A direct content change is possible when the intruder knows the structural information of the binary file. The paper describes the structural properties of the binary object files, how the content can be controlled by a possible intruder and what the ways to identify malicious code in such kind of files. Because the object files are inputs in linking processes, early detection of the malicious content is crucial to avoid infection of the binary executable files.

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  • Marius POPA, 2014. "Detecting Malicious Code by Binary File Checking," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(1), pages 111-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:1:p:111-119

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    1. Marius POPA, 2012. "Requirements of a Better Secure Program Coding," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(4), pages 93-104.
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    Malicious Code; Binary File; Malware Detection;


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