Code Obfuscation using pseudo-random number generators

John Aycock, Juan Manuel Gutiérrez Cárdenas, Daniel Medeiros Nunes de Castro

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Abstract

We describe a novel method for malicious code obfuscation that uses code already present in systems: a pseudorandom number generator. This can also be seen as an antidisassembly and anti-debugging technique, depending on deployment, because the actual code does not exist until run - it is generated dynamically by the pseudo-random number generator. A year's worth of experiments are used to demonstrate that this technique is a viable code obfuscation option for a malicious adversary with access to large amounts of computing power. © 2009 IEEE.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages418-423
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 -
Duration: 4 Dec 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Period4/12/09 → …

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    Aycock, J., Gutiérrez Cárdenas, J. M., & de Castro, D. M. N. (2009). Code Obfuscation using pseudo-random number generators. 418-423. Paper presented at Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009, . https://doi.org/10.1109/CSE.2009.43